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Gum Graft Surgery: Success and Possible Complications


Why is gum graft surgery performed?Based on current dental practice with available data, there are three indications for gum graft surgery:·  Root Exposure Related Problems- The patient cannot brush the exposed root surface; the dentist detects a lot of plaque and calculus on the root; or, there is the beginning of root decay. Gum graft surgery can be performed to cover and protect the root surface.·  Hypersensitivity - The patient...


What is Gingivectomy procedure?


While it may sound unappealing, reduction of pathological pocketing through the procedure known as gingivectomy is an effective means of treating a condition commonly encountered when you are diagnosed with periodontal disease.  Often, when you do suffer from periodontal disease, you will exhibit some loss of jawbone around your teeth.  This loss of jawbone will leave empty spaces beneath your gums.  These spaces below your gums...


Smoking and Dental Implants: What You Need to Know


We understand that most smokers know that they are more likely to suffer dental issues, such as gum disease and tooth loss than nonsmokers. However, what many don’t realize is that smoking can have an impact on tooth replacement as well, especially if an implant-based reconstruction is the desired option.If you’re interested in implant reconstruction, you should know that while most smokers have excellent results, tobacco use does...


The guide to dental implants


What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are the treatment of choice for people missing one, a few, or all of their teeth, and for those with failing teeth or severe periodontal disease. A dental implant is essentially a titanium substitute for a natural tooth root, rooted in the bone, and implants replace, look and perform like natural teeth. The need for plastic on the roof of the mouth, or adhesives and denture creams is eliminated. More...


The guide for dental crown lengthening procedure


Crown lengthening can minimize the amount of gum that's viewable in your smile and can make teeth look longer. But it's surgery, so consider it carefully before you make a decision.If you’re bothered by a “gummy” smile or teeth that you feel are too small, you may want to consider crown lengthening. Also known as a gum lift, this cosmetic dentistry procedure can beautify your smile by exposing more of your teeth. Crown lengthening has been...


6 Reasons Your Gums Are Bleeding


Even if you’re a die-hard daily flosser (which, let’s be honest, most of us aren’t even close to being), chances are, you see an occasional drop or two of blood post string-session. No big deal, right? Not so fast.Bleeding gums are never normal, not even when you have your teeth professionally cleaned.  Imagine your scalp bleeding when you brush your hair. In other words, if your gums are bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth,...


Finding the best periodontist


Routine dental treatments like fillings are usually best handled by an affordable dentist, but if you suffer from advanced gum disease, or you plan to have tooth implants placed, you may need to see a specialist known as a periodontist. It’s especially important to see a periodontist if you use tobacco or you have conditions that predispose you to periodontal disease. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and lung...


Understanding gum therapy and the disease


While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the tissues around the teeth. Unfortunately, you may not even realize you have gum disease as the signs and symptoms are not always as...


Side effects of dental implant surgery


A dental implant post hovering above an incision in the gums.  Beyond any doubt, dental implants represent the best available option for the replacement of missing or badly damaged teeth. In terms of strength, stability, and aesthetics, no other treatment comes close. Whether you are missing a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures will allow you to restore form, function, and health...


How Long Do Dental Implants Last?


Dental implants are an excellent choice for long-term tooth replacement, but how long do dental implants last? Factors that affect how long dental implants lasts depend largely on the patient’s lifestyle and overall dental hygiene. In fact, the technology of dental implants has become so advanced over the years that implant failures due to rejection or functionality issues have largely become problems of the past. Preexisting medical...



Invisalign Treatment Process and Its Benefits

Invisalign Treatment Process and Its Benefits

Invisalign DentistMany adults don’t want to have their teeth straightened...
The complete guide to cosmetic dentistry

The complete guide to cosmetic dentistry

While general dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and...
Floss or not to floss

Floss or not to floss

If you follow any social media site I’m sure you’ve come across the recent...
Parents guide for dental health for kids

Parents guide for dental health for kids

Prior to baby’s birth, and by the third week post conception, the baby’s...
Patients guide to sedation dentistry

Patients guide to sedation dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry goes by several names –...
The guide to dental implants

The guide to dental implants

What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are the treatment of choice for...
Top 12 things to look for in a good dentist

Top 12 things to look for in a good dentist

Finding the best dentist is a bit difficult, but finding a good dentist can be...
Ultimate guide to dental emergencies

Ultimate guide to dental emergencies

Today, I want to talk about dental emergencies that we see in the dental office...
Understanding Root Canals: The before, during and after

Understanding Root Canals: The before, during and after

When you need a root canal? If the cause of your teeth pain is serious decay...
Things to do when you child has a dental emergency

Things to do when you child has a dental emergency

Dental problems for kids may arise suddenly. When a tooth becomes dislodged or...
When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

TeethingTeething, the process of baby (primary) teeth coming through the gums...
What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?

What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?

What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?Tooth brushing is one of the most...
Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)

Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)

Does Your Child Grind His Teeth at Night? (Bruxism)Parents are often concerned...
How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?

How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?

How To Prevent Cavities For Kids?Good oral hygiene removes bacteria and the left...
Brushing, flossing, and eating healthy for kids

Brushing, flossing, and eating healthy for kids

Brushing tips for kidsStarting at birth, clean your child's gums with a soft...
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