Archives by Tag 'periodontist'

The Dental Universe

Fun Dental Facts

02/06/2010
Sun (General Dentist) – The Center of the Dental Universe General Dentists are at the center of our dental universe. As your Family Dentist, they are the trusted professionals who guide and maintain your family's dental health and when necessary will involve the help of the “Dental Specialists,” represented by more...

Treating Ongoing Periodontal (Gum) Problems

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
For some people, periodontal disease can be a difficult problem to deal with. One reason is because periodontal disease is actually a group of diseases and some forms are just more aggressive and difficult to control than others—even when you are doing all the right things including correct daily oral more...

The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
As any dentist or medical professional will tell you, Benjamin Franklin gave great advice that is still true today when he said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The first tell tale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or flossing. Unfortunately, more...

Understanding the Universe of Dentistry

Fun Dental Facts

02/05/2010
The universe of dentistry includes general dentists and dental specialists that many people are either unaware of or they may have heard the terminology but don't really know what it means. For example, do you know the difference between a prosthodontist, pedodontist, and an endodontist*? If not, they're worth knowing. more...

Recurring Swollen Gums? Here’s What to Do

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
Periodontal (gum) infections can be quite painful, but more importantly, they can be signs of larger problems to come. If you are experiencing recurring swellings on your gums, then you have the hallmark signs of an acute periodontal (gum) abscess and need to make an immediate appointment with your dentist. more...

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!

dental implants

02/05/2010
When it comes to permanently replacing a teenager's missing tooth, timing is everything. As a parent or caregiver, of course you want what's best, and an implant provides the highest quality of life in addition to being the best long-term solution...so why should you and your child have to wait? more...

The Art & Science of Periodontal Surgery

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
The goal of periodontal surgery is to restore and regenerate normal form and function to the supporting structures of the teeth when they have been lost and/or damaged by periodontal (gum) disease. This includes your gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and bone. While the only monitor for periodontal (gum) disease is more...

Inflammation—the Connection between Heart Disease and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
If you currently have heart disease or if it runs in your family, you should be aware that recent studies have shown that there are some common factors between heart disease and periodontal (gum) disease. While researchers are still working to understand whether there is a direct relationship between the more...

The Role Your Biology Plays in Implantology

dental implants

02/05/2010
There is no debating the importance of having a skilled dental professional who specializes in dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently. However, are you aware of the important role your personal biology has in the procedure? For example, you must have enough bone for implants to be anchored in more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...