What Is Full Periodontal Charting?

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  Periodontal charting is a routine part of your dental health. Maintaining these periodontal records helps your dentist to track the progression and treatment of gum disease. Gum disease in its earliest form can be reversible. However, once it progresses, bone loss and gum recession will occur. Periodontal screening monitors your gum and bone health…

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What Is Gum Contouring?

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Gum contouring (also called a gum lift) is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can change the shape of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth. A cosmetic dentist can use gum contouring to remove excessive gingival tissue. This extra tissue will give you a “gummy” smile. Gum contouring and Gingival tissue grafting can also be used…

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Plaque Vs Tartar – What Is The Difference?

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  Dental health commercials routinely use the words tartar and plaque but do you know the difference? People and advertisements tend to use the terms interchangeably. While they are closely related, there is a definite difference between the two terms.  What is Plaque? Plaque is a sticky, soft, transparent film that accumulates on teeth and…

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Will Your Gums Grow Back After Gum Contouring Surgery?

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  A gummy smile is a concern for many patients in Las Vegas, NV. Marielaina Perrone DDS is a well-trained and experienced dentist with over 20 years of experience. When you have overgrown gum tissues, your teeth will appear extremely small. Dr. Perrone can remove small portions of this gum tissue to create a more…

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Can Periodontal Disease Affect Blood Pressure?

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  Periodontal disease is a slow, progressive disease that affects the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure. As periodontal disease advances it can lead to tooth loss but recent studies have linked it to issues that can be much more sinister to your overall health. In recent years periodontal disease has been linked to heart…

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What Causes Periodontal Disease?

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What causes periodontal disease? Periodontal disease progresses in stages across different forms. The beginning stage of periodontal disease is Gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with timely and proper treatment. If diagnosed and treated before progression, there will be no long-term effects. If it were to advance to the next stage, periodontitis, there would be long-term effects on your smile.…

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Is Gingivitis Curable?

Is Gingivitis Curable? Gingivitis is simply inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Ginigivitis especially in its earliest form is painless with mild symptoms. This causes many to be unaware that they are in the midst of the first stage of periodontal disease. If gingivitis is left untreated it can progress to more advanced…

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Common Questions About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that should be treated immediately. Below you will find some common questions patients ask about periodontal disease. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is classified as an infection of the soft and hard tissues supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease is caused when plaque begins to build up on the…

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How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

 The standard of care for professional dental cleanings has long been every 6 months. This still holds true today for most patients. Studies have repeatedly shown that those who go to regular dental visits are less likely to have the need for a dental restoration or to have a tooth removed. Are Teeth Cleanings Necessary?…

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Antibiotics And Dental Infections

Dental Infections (also referred to as an abscess) generally develops as a result of untreated tooth decay and poor oral hygiene. However, a dental infection can also develop from other reasons previous dental work or traumatic injury. When a dental infection begins to develop, a pocket of pus forms in the mouth as a result of an overwhelming…

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