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What Is Surgical Cleaning?

If your teeth and gums are healthy, your dentist will likely suggest that you have a professional dental cleaning at least once every six months. However, periodontal tissues that display signs of gum disease may require additional measures to restore their health. One of these restorative services is a surgical cleaning. What is a surgical […]

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Everything To Know Before Sedation

Some 40 million people avoid dental care each year for one reason: anxiety. Fear of the dental chair is the biggest reason Americans don’t go the dentist. And when you avoid the dentist, you run the risk of more serious problems developing. For many, the problem is compounded when complex procedures like dental implants or […]

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Emdogain: What, Why, & When

The goal of treating periodontal disease is to allow for the reattachment and reformation of tissues, and regeneration is the best and least invasive way to accomplish this. Through the years, many different regenerative therapy products have come and gone, but few have offered the results offered by a newer product, Emdogain. Here’s a closer […]

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All About Guided Bone Regeneration

Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a surgical procedure used to restore the bone structure needed for dental implants. New bone is grown using barrier membranes in areas where there is insufficient bone for the implant. Multiple studies have shown that regenerated bones have over a 90 percent success rate for long-term stability. Why Guided Bone […]

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What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

When a lot of people hear about gingivitis and periodontitis, they think that these terms are interchangeable. While both of these conditions have to do with the health of your gums, they are actually quite different. When dealing with either gingivitis or periodontitis, it is important to seek treatment immediately to avoid the condition worsening. […]

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Common Types of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a condition in which the gums are infected with bacteria resulting in swollen or bleeding gums. In addition to potentially causing the loss of teeth, periodontal disease also has been linked to other, more serious medical issues such as heart disease, stroke, premature birth, diabetes, and […]

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Understanding Bone Grafts

If you must have a tooth extracted, an option may be a dental implant. The implant is used to fill the void left by the tooth that was extracted. But, while it sometimes can be, it is not always as easy as simply replacing the tooth with the implant. To ensure that the implant is […]

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5 Ways to Address Bleeding Gums

If plaque and tartar reside on your teeth, it has the potential to cause gum disease, or periodontal disease. The result of this disease could be the potential loss of teeth. One of the main symptoms that gum disease may cause is your gums to bleed. However, while oftentimes bleeding gums do mean gum disease, […]

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Periodontal Disease Linked to Pregnancy Issues

Researchers around the world have been studying gum disease, or periodontal disease, to discover what kind of impact oral health has on other parts of the body. The results of these studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to several chronic diseases. A study conducted and presented earlier this year has shown that poor […]

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Study Shows Southeast and Southwest Most Prevalent for Periodontal Disease

For decades, researchers have been performing studies to get a better understanding of the effects of periodontal disease and how periodontal disease impacts other health issues. But, while these studies have shown links between gum disease and a variety other bodily diseases, there had yet to be a study that narrowed down regions in the […]