Gum disease is a chronic infection which affects the supporting tissues surrounding the teeth and results in the progressive loss of the ligament and bone that hold the teeth in place. There are many common types of periodontal disease including aggressive, chronic, necrotizing periodontitis, and periodontitis associated with systemic diseases. Each of these types of periodontal disease has its own distinct characteristics and symptoms, and all require prompt treatment to halt subsequent bone and tissue loss.
Signs Of Gum Disease:
• Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
• Red, swollen, or tender gums
• Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
• Bad breath that does not go away Continue reading “What Are The Signs Of Gum Disease?”
Bone regeneration is a periodontal surgical procedure that regenerates jaw bone and tissue in order to correct the damage caused by periodontal disease. Bone regeneration is often performed to protect your existing teeth and the soft tissues that keep them in place so that you can experience an enhanced quality of life as a direct result of improved health, function, and appearance.
What Causes Bone Loss?
Bone loss is a common consequence of loss of teeth and chronic periodontitis. In the case of periodontitis, the bacteria gradually eats away at the underlying jawbone and at the periodontal ligaments that connect the tooth to the bone. The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss, especially multiple teeth. Jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that is removed through tooth loss, the bone resorbs into the body. In the first year after tooth extraction 25 percent of bone is lost, and this bone loss continues on. Continue reading “Is Bone Regeneration Treatment Right for You?”
Parents are often confused about when their child is old enough to visit the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be when their first tooth erupts – no later than two years old. From there on, the dentist will continue to recommend the frequency of the visits which the parents should follow.
Which Dentist Should I Go to?
A family dentist can definitely help give you a brief overview of how to care for your child’s teeth and if there are any pressing issues to deal with. However, it is best to take your child to a pediatric dentist. Continue reading “Right Age For Your Child To Visit The Dentist”
How many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up? It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.
Here are 5 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth! Continue reading “4 Best Tips For Kids To Enhance Hygiene Habits”
Crown lengthening is an easy, fast treatment that can make a significant difference in your smile. Crown lengthening is a procedure in which a portion of the gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth structure. Sometimes it also involves removing bone that normally surrounds the tooth roots.
Restorative Crown Lengthening
Restorative crown lengthening is recommended is when a tooth requires a crown, but only a small portion of it shows above the gum line. This can occur if the tooth has been broken off due to trauma or if the tooth is naturally very small. In this case, we will remove enough gum tissue and bone tissue if necessary to expose the tooth enough to make room for a permanent crown. Continue reading “The Benefits An Procedures Of Crown Lengthening”