Frequently Asked Questions about Bone Grafting

If you have lost a tooth, but your jawbone is too weak to support a dental implant, it may be time for a bone graft in , . If this option has been recommended to you or you just want to know more, here are a few FAQs: What is a bone graft? Usually when… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry 101

Did you know that sedation dentistry uses medications to allow treatments to be given safely and effectively? If a patient experiences deep levels of stress or anxiety, sedation can help them relax. Depending on the level of sedation used for a patient, our periodontists can alter the amount of consciousness they experience and if necessary,… Read more »

Gum Disease: How to Prevent the Destruction of Your Smile

Whether you believe it or not, gum disease can destroy your smile. This is why our team at encourages you to do all you can to prevent the disease. However, we understand that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to do so. To help you, we recommend that you do the… Read more »

Should You be Worried About Your Gums Bleeding?

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate… Read more »

You Can Get a Gum Graft to Heal Receded Gums

If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and noticed that your teeth are longer than they used to be, your gums have probably been receding for a good while now. Several conditions can cause gum recession, including tartar buildup, gum disease, and brushing too hard. A receding gumline is what happens when the gum tissue… Read more »

Severe Gum Disease Is Known as Periodontitis

It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that 47 percent of adults over 30 years of age have some degree of gum disease. Of equal concern is a report published by the Centers for Disease Control, estimating that 64 percent of people over age 65 have moderate-to-severe gum disease. Gum disease often starts when food… Read more »

Lengthening Your Crowns for Cosmetics and Gingivitis

A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing the smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen the crowns of your teeth. The crown of a tooth is the visible portion of the tooth. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of the tooth, or teeth, and reducing the pockets gum… Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention

Did you know that gum disease affects 64.7 million Americans today? This serious condition is an infection of your gum tissue, and can cause tooth loss if left untreated. Not only that, but this common condition can also increase your risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation in the gums releases harmful bacteria… Read more »

An Overview of Gum Recession

What have you heard about gum recession? Do you ever wonder if there could be anything you should consider doing to address this problem? Fortunately, there are a few options you can consider once you start noticing the symptoms of gum recession, which could include teeth that seem to be getting longer or red and… Read more »

Gum Disease and Periodontitis

When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth decay, the constant bacterial presence… Read more »