A Periodontist Describes Common Signs of Gum Disease

Patients who seek treatment from a periodontist for gum disease are often surprised that the condition does not always cause pain. Although gum disease is may be painless, other signs can prompt treatment to prevent tooth loss. What is gum […] Continue Reading

Managing Your Gum Disease After a Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

Preparing for your upcoming scaling and root planing procedure? According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Ready to learn how to manage your gum […] Continue Reading

How a Surgical Dental Implant Fuses With Jawbone

If you are looking to replace several teeth due to decay, infections, disease, injury, or other loss, then you may be looking for your options for a dental implant. The good news is that these procedures have been done frequently, […] Continue Reading

Ask a Periodontist – How Can Gum Disease Harm Your Teeth and Jawbone?

A periodontist is a dentist who focuses primarily on conditions affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth, especially the gums. Gum disease can spread and affect other areas of the mouth, including the teeth and even the jawbone. If allowed to […] Continue Reading

What Your Periodontist Wants You to Know About Receding Gums

A periodontist focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of issues related to the gums. Often, this dentist will see patients who are struggling with gum disease. If you have this condition, your gums may be receding. This is an […] Continue Reading

Common Treatments for Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, is common, as it affects around 50% of individuals over the age of 30. The good news is that it is easily treatable in the early stages. However, if it remains […] Continue Reading

When is a Gum Graft Recommended?

A gum graft is a procedure performed in order to essentially replace gum tissue. The gums play an essential role in the function and health of the teeth and the entire oral cavity. Because of the role that the gums […] Continue Reading

What to Expect from a Gingivectomy

The scientific name for gum tissue is gingiva. A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure to remove gum tissue that is diseased and has become detached from the teeth. It may be performed if a root planing and scaling has not […] Continue Reading

When Should You See a Periodontist for a Dental Deep Cleaning?

A dental deep cleaning is often necessary when gum disease worsens and puts teeth and underlying bone in jeopardy of serious concerns. Routine dental cleaning cannot adequately address issues of severe gum disease (periodontitis), whereas a dental deep cleaning can […] Continue Reading

How an Oral Surgeon Can Replace and Restore Teeth

When one or more of the teeth are missing, the oral surgeon will recommend the best option to replace them. The alternative to bridges, partial or full dentures are dental implants, which replace the root of the lost tooth and […] Continue Reading