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Gums Hurt? Get A Checkup

Do your gums hurt? If you have sore, painful gums, the best thing you can do for your oral health is get to the dentist's office. A gum infection might seem minor, but it can signify a more serious problem, so a dentist should thoroughly investigate any discomfort. Gum infections happen quickly, yet they can [...]

Gums Hurt? Get A Checkup2022-03-05T19:43:02+00:00

Do You Have Gum Recession?

What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a condition in which gum tissue shrinks/retracts/disappears over time. The result is that teeth appear longer and exposed. Superficially, this might look unsightly, but it can also cause sensitivity, discomfort, and other problems. If left untreated, recession can lead to cavities and, eventually, tooth loss. It may be [...]

Do You Have Gum Recession?2022-01-09T22:28:26+00:00

Periodontal Maintenance

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line, as well as other results of poor oral hygiene. Early stages of the condition (often called gingivitis) may first appear as mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. You [...]

Periodontal Maintenance2022-01-09T22:22:33+00:00

Periodontal Pockets

What Are Periodontal Pockets? Measuring periodontal pockets — depths and implications. Healthy gum tissue fits tightly and firmly against teeth. However, with age and/or declining oral health, this tissue can loosen and sag, forming periodontal pockets around the teeth. When this occurs, it can often become an ever-increasing problem, as it becomes easier and easier [...]

Periodontal Pockets2021-06-30T16:01:05+00:00

Receding Gums Treatment

Do You Have Receding Gums? What it means and how to treat it. Receding gums is a common periodontal problem where the gum tissue shrinks or retracts, leaving teeth exposed and vulnerable. Gum recession has several possible causes and is more likely to occur as we age. When it comes to dentistry, our primary goal [...]

Receding Gums Treatment2021-06-12T16:47:58+00:00

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease

Get Gum Disease Treated Quickly Prevent further damage to your teeth. Gum disease is a big problem. By some estimates, as many as half of all adults suffer from the condition. Most people think that it can't happen to them, but it's easy to become a statistic! Quick treatment can prevent periodontal disease from spreading [...]

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease2020-12-29T23:09:55+00:00

Dental Abscess Treatment

A Dental Abscess Means Severe Infection And A Serious Periodontal Problem A dental abscess is an infection, typically affecting the root of a tooth and the surrounding gums. What may start as a tooth fracture or an infection of the tooth interior (root) can quickly progress into a more severe problem. Furthermore, when periodontal disease [...]

Dental Abscess Treatment2020-11-17T00:19:56+00:00

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of [...]

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?2020-11-17T00:13:25+00:00

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications

Do You Have Bleeding Gums? When brushing your teeth and flossing, there should never be any sign of bleeding gums. However, many people continue to experience this issue. Find out the major causes and possible implications. Periodontal Disease The most severe potential cause of bleeding gums is periodontal disease. An infection of the gum tissue, [...]

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications2020-08-04T08:00:47+00:00

Pregnancy Periodontics

Periodontal Health During Pregnancy The swelling of gums is caused by plaque buildup. One of the unique concerns women face during pregnancy is an increase in plaque that can threaten periodontal (gum) health. If left untreated, plaque buildup can lead to conditions such as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy tumors. Much of the change in oral [...]

Pregnancy Periodontics2020-04-28T08:00:14+00:00