Do You Know What To Expect When Treating Periodontal Disease With Scaling and Root Planing?

Have you been diagnosed with periodontal disease? This gum infection that can arise in your mouth is important not to ignore. There are treatment options that can help you battle this oral disease to help make sure you don’t lose your teeth to it. Thanks to modern technology, therapeutic scaling and root planing can be… Read more »

Getting Your Tooth Extracted by Our Skilled Periodontist Can Leave You Smiling in No Time!

As periodontists, our main focus is on helping you save your adult, permanent teeth whenever possible. You can protect your dental health by maintaining routine dental visits and taking time to brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash daily as recommended by your dentist. Good dental care can go a long way to keeping tooth decay... Read more »

Our Periodontist Can Perform a Frenectomy for You or Your Child As Needed

Do you know what a frenectomy is? This is a simple surgical treatment where our periodontist removes the “frena” in your mouth to modify the binding tissues in the mouth. The “frenum” is what we call the small fold of connective tissue in your mouth that attaches one surface to another. It often refers to… Read more »

What You Can Look Forward to at Your Periodontal Cleaning

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning and exam? If you are like many people these past two years, it’s been all too easy to let your routine cleanings slide for one reason or another. But even if you kept up with your daily brushing and flossing regimen, without those regularly scheduled... Read more »

In Honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, We Are Looking at How Periodontitis Affects Your Mouth and Body

February is Gum disease awareness month! It is important because more than half of the adults in our country experience gum disease, leading to gum inflammation and infection. This relentless disease can wreak havoc on your oral health and adversely affects not just your gums but your jaw bone density and teeth, too. Advanced periodontal... Read more »

Don’t Let Gum Recession Take Over Your Smile in the New Year!

Taking good care of your teeth and gums daily goes a long way to providing you with a healthier smile today and in the years to come. Next to tooth decay, gum disease leads to loose teeth, tender gums, an unattractive smile and an increased risk for tooth decay. Over time, severe gum disease leads… Read more »

Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

As you can see, gum disease is no joke, but it also doesn’t just happen overnight. It means you can practice good oral hygiene habits to avoid succumbing to the ravages of this preventable oral disease. And if you do, your teeth, gums, smile, and body will be healthier. The Stages of Gum Disease Gum... Read more »

What To Do if You Experience Dental Anxiety About Getting Periodontal Treatment

Our team’s job is to treat gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease). It is one of the ten most common diseases people deal with when it comes to their smiles. It is also the main cause of tooth loss in adults! If you have gum disease, you will need deep cleanings to overcome this chronic... Read more »

September Is National Gum Care Month. Do You Know How To Protect Your Gums for a Healthier Smile?

September is National Gum Care Month, and it is a big deal for your oral health. Good oral health is the foundation to a healthy-looking, self-confident appearance when it comes to your smile. By ensuring healthy teeth and gums – because when it comes to tooth loss, it is not just from tooth decay and... Read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Can Restore Your Gum Health

A regular dental cleaning can’t reach down far enough to remove the accumulated plaque but is effective at helping to keep your gums healthy, so they don’t develop pockets. Patients that have developed deeper pocketing may need additional care to address this concern. Our periodontal team performs scaling and root planing (a non-surgical periodontal therapy)... Read more »