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 under…

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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 appealing…

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Can Periodontal Disease Affect Blood Pressure?

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 disease…

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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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Treating Periodontal Disease With Arestin

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Periodontal disease is a progressive disease of the structures (bone and gingival tissues) surrounding our teeth. It is believed that about 65 million americans have some form of periodontitis. Periodontitis is the advanced form of periodontal disease. Once the disease state reaches periodontitis it means there have been some form of permanent loss of bone…

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

Are Dental Implants Safe? They have been a highly successful dental procedure offered by dentists around the world. As a matter of fact a well planned dental implant will have success rate over 98%. As dental implants technology has evolved materials and techniques have advanced as well. Below we will attempt to answer the question….Are…

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Periodontal Disease Treatment With OralDNA Testing

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Dentistry is not a one size fits all type of medicine. Dentistry is a very personalized treatment for our dental health. This includes treatment and management of periodontal disease. DNA testing is all the craze with companies like 23andMe. But did you know you can use DNA testing for oral diseases as well? The company…

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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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