Dental Implants: A great remedy for tooth loss

Did you know that dental implants are the best method to replace a lost tooth? This is because the materials that make up implants along with utilizing the body’s natural processes make these replacement teeth both durable and biocompatible. Requiring a dental surgery, our periodontist offers this revolutionary tooth replacement option so that patients can…

Details

Gum Disease and Stress

Many people are aware that stress and emotional turmoil can manifest in physiological symptoms like headaches and stomach issues, but did you realize that your oral health can also be susceptible to the side effects of stress? It’s true! In general, stress is associated with inflammation in all of the body’s tissues, including the gums.…

Details

Success with LANAP

In the past, patients who had gum disease that progressed to periodontitis may have faced a traditional surgical procedure involving scalpels and sutures. While that intervention typically was effective, it also required a certain recovery period and sometimes resulted in post-operative pain. Now, a laser periodontist can offer a better alternative. A procedure known as…

Details

What are “periodontal pockets”?

As one of the biggest threats to oral health, untreated gum (periodontal) disease is capable of destroying soft tissues and bone in its advanced stages. This oral condition is also the chief cause of permanent tooth loss. Gum disease is quite common, too. Research indicates that about 80% of the adult population in the United…

Details

What is Bone Resorption?

Tooth loss has far-reaching effects on a patient’s oral health. In addition to a lack of confidence in one’s smile and the difficulty that tooth loss presents with speaking and eating, missing one or more teeth has negative effects on the entire oral health system, far beyond what’s visible to the naked eye. One of…

Details

Will I Need Recovery Time if I Use Sedation During My Dental Procedure?

Sedation dentistry is becoming a popular service for patients that feel anxiety about going to the dentist; have difficulty sitting or reclining for extended periods; patients suffering from any disability that makes going the dentist a hardship … for many circumstances the availability of sedation allows patients to maintain dental health. Patients afflicted with gum…

Details

Treatment Options for Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth can have a major impact on your life, affecting what you eat and other aspects of your daily routine. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including gum disease. As periodontal disease progresses, it leads to gum recession, in which the gum tissue shrinks and exposes the roots. The teeth’s…

Details