What Is Gum Recession?

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  The health of our gums is often ignored. However, significant symptoms like bleeding gums and inflammation are a sign of periodontal disease. The progression of gum disease can lead to mild gum recession and eventually a more severe form. This recession will require treatment for a healthy smile. Depending upon the severity of the…

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Is Periodontal Disease Reversible?

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  Periodontal disease is a common and often unpleasant disease ranging from its earliest form of gingivitis all the way to advanced chronic periodontitis. According to research evidence, it could also play a role in a whole host of seemingly unrelated health problems. Periodontal Disease is a slow, progressive disease that has the capability to destroy…

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Top 5 Signs Of Periodontal Disease

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  Nearly 50 percent of all patients experience some form of periodontal disease in their lives. Most fail to understand that if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can negatively impact your oral health, resulting in dental infections, gum recession, and possibly tooth loss. Your gums are an essential part of oral and overall health,…

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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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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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