Oral Infections: What You Should Know

Did you know that before antibiotics were created, dental infections were the third most common cause of death in the world? However, there are many different things you can do to protect your teeth and keep them healthy. Still, not every dental infection is extremely serious. Another relatively common infection is oral herpes which is… Read more »

Stopping Gum Disease

It’s one of the most prevalent diseases in America, costing a ton of American adults their ability to eat and talk, in addition to causing permanent harm to their appearance. Gum disease also spreads deadly bacteria and infections through your mouth and body. The good news is that gum disease is preventable. Our team at… Read more »

Why BOTOX® Might Be a Great Choice for Your Appearance

At , our periodontist is happy to offer BOTOX® cosmetic treatment for our patients in , , and the surrounding areas who are looking for a more youthful appearance for a new and exciting year ahead. If you are needing a boost to your self-confidence, BOTOX can help you as you regain a more youthful appearance. How… Read more »

Getting a Gum Graft Can 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 cause gum recession, including tartar buildup, gum disease and brushing too hard. These conditions lead to the gum tissue pulling away from the… Read more »

Gum Grafting to Heal Receded Gums

Are your teeth looking longer than they used to? If they are, your gums might be receding. There are many different things that can cause this, including gum disease, tartar buildup, and excessive brushing or brushing with medium or hard bristles. Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls… Read more »

Functional Gingivectomy and Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing your smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen your crowns. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of your teeth and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause. Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is… Read more »

The Treatment and Prevention of Gum Disease

Gum disease still affects 64.7 million Americans, and this infection of your gum tissue can cause tooth loss if left untreated. Not only that, but gum disease increases your risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation in the gums releases harmful bacteria throughout your body. Treating periodontal disease is fairly simple in the… Read more »

Gum Disease Can Result in Tooth Loss and Other Complications

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an inflammation or infection of the gum tissues. It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that it afflicts an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. The primary cause of this disease is hardened tartar at the gumline; however, habits like tobacco use… Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Recession

Gum recession is a common dental issue that involves your gums moving away from your teeth. The gums then expose the tooth roots and create pockets, which can cause tooth sensitivity and infection. There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including gum disease, your genes, aggressive tooth brushing, insufficient dental care, hormonal changes,… Read more »

Reasons You Might Need Crown Lengthening

A Gingivectomy, also known as crown lengthening, is a fairly simple treatment that can be used to treat a number of problems our patients face. Crown lengthening reshapes the gumline to add length to the teeth to treat a few different issues. Gum disease can often lead to the need for a gingivectomy. Gingivitis can… Read more »