Posts Tagged ‘periodontitis’
5 Myths About Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Disease (or commonly called gum disease) generally affects everyone at some point in their lives. Studies have shown at any one time more than 80% are affected by the disease. It is an extremely common disease that if left untreated is quite progressive. Luckily, for most patients, periodontal disease in its earliest form,…Read More
Is Periodontal Disease Reversible?
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…Read More
What Is Full Periodontal Charting?
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…Read More
Top Ways Your Dentist Can Save Your Health
We have long known that our dental health and general health are intimately tied together. Every system in the body is interconnected, so why should your mouth be any different. It is, after all, the entry point to our digestive system. As a result of this interconnection, your oral health can positively or negatively…Read More
Do You Need To Floss?
To Floss Or Not To Floss, the age old question. Flossing is necessary to maintain optimal dental health. Flossing at least once a day helps remove the sticky layer (plaque) that develops along our gum line and between teeth. This dental plaque when allowed to build up will eventually irritate your gum tissues and give…Read More
Treating Periodontal Disease With Arestin
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…Read More
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…Read More
Can Receding Gums Regrow Back?
Receding gum tissue can be an issue especially as we get older. Normal healthy gum tissue will follow snugly against the conforms of our teeth. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue recedes or pulls away from teeth exposing the root below. This creates an esthetic issue as well as a functional one. The roots…Read More
The Silent Signs Of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a slow moving, progressive dental disease that can slowly sneak up on us. Many ignore the warning signs simply because many of them are painless. It is important to recognize these warning signs and symptoms as periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. There are many different types of periodontal disease…Read More
Periodontal Disease Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore
Periodontal disease is a progressive disorder that if left untreated will worsen over time. Many people simply ignore the warning signs or just do not know them. Educating yourself on the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease is a good first step to taking control of the disease and it’s progression. What Is Periodontal Disease?…Read More