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Four Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Ronald Watkins
A cosmetic surgery will come into the picture if a gum-related disease is disturbing the bone structure of your mouth. Overgrown gum tissues can significantly deter the aesthetics of your face especially in severe cases of periodontitis. During such events, many patients struggle with anxiety and may have a lot of questions in their minds with regard to cosmetic gum surgery. What Can I Expect From a Cosmetic Gum Surgery? Some people may not like the natural alignment of their jawbone, especially if the gums are too high or low on the teeth. Patients suffering from periodontal gum disease can also develop facial contortions that can affect them psychologically. Cosmetic surgery can help you level those peculiar traits by reshaping your gums to improve their appearance. Is Cosmetic Gum Surgery Necessary for My Situation? Typically, we do gum surgeries as part of a cosmetic procedure. This treatment will not interfere with the function or health of your natural teeth. In most cases, however, we are doing cosmetic gum surgery to complement other gum-related procedures which may have hampered the natural look of your face. If you are unhappy with receded gums or a gummy smile caused by periodontal gum disease, you can rely on cosmetic surgery to help you rectify the appearance of your gums. Can I Rely on Cosmetic Gum Surgery to Improve My Smile? Out of all the expressions, your smile is one of your most valued possessions. Cosmetic gum surgery can reshape and resize your gums which would even out any irregularities or bone deformities, thereby increasing the appeal of your smile. How Long Does a Gum Surgery Take to Heal? The recovery time is usually a couple of weeks for most patients. This period will extend, though, in case there was a grafting surgery involved. You can speed up the healing process by taking optimum oral care after the surgery with the help of antibiotics and supplements prescribed by our dentists. For more information about gum surgery, please contact us today....

The Most Common Early Signs of Gum Disease

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Ronald Watkins
Gum disease is a common bacterial infection that affects the gums. It is also known as Periodontitis. According to findings by the CDC close to 64.7 million Americans have gum disease. If left untreated, severe gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Bad oral hygiene is the main cause of gum disease. An early sign of periodontitis is your gums appear reddish and swollen, or when brushing, you experience bleeding and pain. Plaque buildup on the surface of the teeth and bad breath can also be another sign of gum disease. At our office, we can help detect any early symptoms and help treat periodontitis to prevent further tooth damage. Treatment of Gum Disease Our team treats gum disease depending on how severe it is. A scaling procedure is enough to remove plaque build-up from the tooth's surface and under the gum. If our patient has lost a tooth due to periodontitis, we may perform a dental bridge or implant. A dental implant is a metal post placed in the jaw to hold a fake tooth in place of missing teeth. By treating gum disease, you can get rid of bad breath and improve your oral hygiene. How To Prevent Gum Disease Brushing your teeth twice a day helps to keep harmful bacteria from your teeth. Visiting our dental clinic for regular dental checkups, at least twice a year is vital. This way our team of professionals can identify any early signs of periodontitis. Also, flossing daily helps remove food particles from sticking between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot easily get to. If you want more information on early signs of gum disease, or you have concerns that you might have this dental condition, we can help answer your questions and let you know if you are at risk for it. Please call us today to learn more....

What Is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Ronald Watkins
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, around 178 million Americans have more than one missing tooth. This can stop one from laughing and affect your overall confidence. To help properly restore your smile, we recommend dental procedures, such as getting a dental implant or dentures. At our dental clinic, our team of professionals will examine your teeth to determine the best procedure between the two to treat your condition. What are Dentures? Dentures are a type of removable false teeth that are used to replace missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures, which are partial and complete. Our dentists will fit you with a partial denture if you want to replace a few teeth on the upper or lower jaw. We suggest a complete denture for patients who need to replace all the upper or lower jaw teeth. Dentures are easy to maintain by brushing daily and storing them in water during the night. What are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a metal post that our dentist place into your jawbone to act as a tooth root. As the jawbone heals, the implant fuses with the gum tissue to provide support for artificial teeth. Dental implants have a lot of benefits, including improving your jaw structure and smile. At our clinic, we make the implants look and feel as natural as possible. We recommend dental implants for a more permanent solution to missing teeth compared to dentures. With proper oral care like flossing and brushing twice a day, your dental implants can last years. Dental implants and dentures are both procedures we use to restore your smile. However, implants can be more costly than dentures. If you have any missing teeth that need replacing, feel free to visit us at our dental clinic. Please do not hesitate to contact us now to book your appointment with us today....

All Posts:
Four Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The Most Common Early Signs of Gum Disease
What Is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?
5 Benefits of Consulting a Prosthodontist
It Is Possible to Ease the Symptoms of Diabetes with Gum Disease Treatment
Types of Services We Can Offer
How Does the Root of Your Tooth Become Exposed?
When May You Need a Perioscopy?
How Aggressive Flossing Could Lead To Gum Damage
Foods That You Can Eat as Snacks To Help Clean Your Teeth
How Gums Change as You Get Older
Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It Means
Signs the Pain You Feel Could Be a Dental Abscess
Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Impact on Your Gums When Consumed Regularly
Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist
How To Reverse Periodontitis
4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
Why Smile Makeover Is Needed for Senior Citizens?
What is Periodontal Disease?
How Do You Develop Plaque?
What is Trench Mouth and How Is It Treated?
Brushing Too Aggressive Can Cause Damage to Your Gums
How Can We Tell When Gums Require Grafts?
Lasers Make Treating Gum Trouble Easier
Are Gum Pockets a Problem?
Why Do So Many Athletes Have Gum Disease?
Is Your Oral Health Connected to the Health of Your Prostate?
Dry Mouth Can Increase Gum Disease Problems
How Same-Day Dentures Work
What Options Do You Have with Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Can Your Regular Dentist Treat Your Gum Disease?
Ways of Treating Gums that Do Not Stay Tight Against Your Teeth
Can You Eat Right After a Gum Graft?
People of All Ages Need to Be Aware of Their Gum Health
What to Do to Improve the Health of Your Gums
What is the Diagnosis Process for Gum Disease?
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