Traditional gum treatment involves cutting diseased gum tissue with scalpels and then suturing the remaining tissue in place. This procedure is time-intensive and can cause discomfort for the patient as well as interfere with the patient’s daily routines during the healing process. Our practices uses more advanced technology involving lasers to achieve the same treatment…
Gum disease is a serious condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health. It often approaches silently, meaning symptoms may not appear until the condition is advanced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that half of all Americans over the age of thirty suffer from periodontal disease. A periodontist can accurately diagnose…
Gum disease is a progressive condition. That is, it moves forward through different stages, with each subsequent stage producing more severe symptoms than the previous ones. Ideally, patients should seek treatment from a periodontist at the earliest signs of gum disease so that they can avoid consequences such as tooth and bone loss. The onset…
A study published in 2015 showed a link between frequent alcohol consumption and periodontal (gum) disease. This study, which was conducted in Brazil, took two groups of people—alcohol-dependent and nonusers/occasional users—and assessed plaque levels and rates of periodontitis.
It can be a bit scary—or even painful—to notice you have receding gums, but often, it’s very easily treatable. In many instances, you can take care of receding gums in your own home by changing dental hygiene habits. In some cases, you might need more advanced treatment from your dentist.
Gum disease is caused by an infection of the gingiva (gums) and it can often lead to severe dental problems if left untreated. There are two main stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis itself is further divided into three stages based on the amount of bone loss that has occurred.
Many people begin to lose their teeth as they age for various reasons. When this happens, the bone that held the tooth in place no longer has a “job” therefore it begins to deteriorate. When a person loses their teeth, the jawbone that originally supported the teeth will begin to atrophy due to lack of use. If the tooth is not replaced within a few months, the bone could deteriorate to the point that a bone graft would be needed in order to replace the tooth and keep the jaw framework in place.
Nearly 90 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, or halitosis, every day. Although the issue can be uncomfortable to address, it can affect your relationships with all the people in your life, from your closest loved ones to casual acquaintances.
You are probably aware of the way that stress impacts your mental well-being, increasing the probability of panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and sleep deprivation. However, experts are discovering more ways stress effects your physical health every day. Studies have revealed a strong link between depression, anxiety and oral health issues.
Research from the American Academy of Periodontology suggests that as much as 75 percent of Americans are suffering from a form of gum disease. This could range from mind gingivitis, or gum bleeding, to serious periodontitis. Any form of gum disease can have a serious impact on the health of the rest of your body. It has been linked to such diseases as heart disease, diabetes, and even certain forms of cancer.