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What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Once wisdom teeth removal surgery is complete and you leave the dental office, you may believe that you are no longer at risk for developing problems but that isn’t the case. If you do not follow the post-surgery instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon, you could experience a number of problems ranging from […]

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5 Things to Know About Emdogain

Emdogain is a gel that is applied to exposed root surfaces during periodontal surgery. Emdogain successfully treats intrabony defects caused by moderate or severe periodontitis by aiding in the regeneration of the structures responsible for anchoring the teeth. What is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is a disease of the gums that is caused by bacteria. This chronic […]

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Electronic Cigarettes vs. Your Oral Health

For many individuals who want to find a way to give up regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, often seem like a great alternative. They don’t produce any smoke and they don’t contain any tobacco, although they do have nicotine, which is derived from tobacco plants. E-cigs are battery powered, producing an aerosol that can […]

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How Gum Disease Effects Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or thinking of having a child in the near future, you may be concerned about maintaining your health. Just as your overall health is important during this crucial period, preserving your oral health is also critical. The state of your teeth and gums can play a significant role in your health […]

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How Did I Get Gum Disease?

Your first indication of gum disease may be blood on your toothbrush bristles. Gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, usually presents easily identifiable symptoms, such as red, swollen gum tissue or gums that bleed as you brush your teeth. In some cases, you may not notice the signs of gum disease on your own. […]

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Is Chewing Tobacco Killing Your Gums?

The health of your gums is particularly important. Poor periodontal health is associated with many different systemic diseases, including erectile dysfunction, type 2 diabetes, dementia and heart disease. Exercising meticulous oral hygiene can promote good gum health, but there are also actions that you can take to cause periodontal issues. One of the most detrimental […]

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How We Guide Tissue Regeneration

For years, guided bone regeneration (GBR) has been used to replace missing bone: Now, using the same principles, guided tissue regeneration (GTR) allows for the growth of the periodontal ligament (PDL) and cementum. The PDL and cementum provide tooth stability. The Difference Between Regeneration and Repair Periodontal therapy aims to predictably regenerate a functional attachment […]

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Floss More, Worry Less

Brushing at least twice a day is essential for your oral health, but if you’re leaving flossing out of your daily routine, you’re making a mistake. While dentists always recommend patients to floss regularly, many people just don’t take the time to add flossing to their dental hygiene routine. Unfortunately, skipping the floss can have […]

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Is Sinus Augmentation for You?

Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, is a surgical procedure that adds bone to your upper jaw so that you can have dental implants. Performed by a periodontist, sinus augmentation raises the sinus floor to allow room for bone to develop below it. To do this, your periodontist adds bone between your maxillary […]

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When Gum Disease Spreads

Swelling and bleeding are early signs of bacterial infection in your gums. Left untreated, the infection can spread. In time, gum disease can destroy the structures that support your teeth to hold them securely in your jawbone. Your teeth may become so loose that your dentist must extract them. Dental professionals refer to gum disease […]