Symptoms of Gum Disease

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…

Causes of Receding Gums and Treatments

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.

The Stages of Gum Disease

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.

What Leads to Needing a Bone Grafting Procedure?

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…