Gum disease is a progressive condition that begins with an excessive build-up of bacteria in the mouth, particularly along the gum line at the base of the teeth. Patients with periodontal disease experience bleeding, swollen gums, and other symptoms that could result in worse health problems if left unchecked.
Benefits Of Gum Disease Treatment
No matter what type of gum disease treatment is determined to be most appropriate for each patient and their unique case of gum disease, the benefits that result should be the same. Gum disease treatment allows patients to restore good oral health, prevent further dental complications, and promote good overall health. Continue reading “Basic Treatment For Gum Disease”
When implant technology was first introduced, the protocol for placing dental implants was to place the implant and wait for a period of three to six months before making the crown or “loading” the implant. However, immediate load dental implants are one of the newest innovations in tooth replacement and provide patients an option to enter a dental office with missing teeth and leave with a complete smile including dental implants in the same day.
Am I A Candidate?
Immediate load dental implants are a faster option than traditional implants, but they are not suitable for all patients. Patients must undergo a thorough exam by a qualified dental professional to determine if they are a viable candidate for immediate load implants. Qualifications for immediate load implants are similar to traditional dental implants and include good overall and dental health, lack of tobacco use, and sufficient bone to support the implant. Continue reading “Does Immediate Load Of Dental Implants Good For You?”
One of the largest risks of losing permanent teeth is the risk of bone loss. Not only does this make it difficult to keep your remaining teeth, but it also changes the entire structure of your face. If you have ever seen an elderly person with an elongated face with what looks like no bones in the lower half of his mouth, you have seen the traditional “sunken in” look that occurs with tooth and bone loss. One of the most effective and only ways to prevent this bone loss from occurring is the use of dental implants. Continue reading “Can Dental Implant Stop Bone Loss?”
Missing teeth can certainly detract from an otherwise beautiful and inviting smile. A missing tooth is more than just a cosmetic flaw. The absence of a tooth can have lasting ramifications on your overall oral health.
Here are some of the reasons that you should consider having a missing tooth replaced:
• Bone Loss
• Receding Gums
• Disease or Decay
• Occlusion Problems
How Dental Implants Can Benefit You
Implant dentistry is a unique approach to dealing with damaged or missing teeth, and the use of dental implants yields unique benefits, unlike any other procedure. Continue reading “Considering Missing Teeth Replacement”
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
Do More Than Brush
Brushing your teeth regularly is a good way to prevent cavities and help fight gum disease, but brushing alone is just not enough. Even if you brush thoroughly and multiple times a day, the bristles of your toothbrush will not necessarily be able to reach the spaces between your teeth or the nooks behind your molars. The only way to clean these parts of your smile is to floss. Continue reading “Prevent Gum Disease By Flossing”