Month: March 2017

Gum Grafting

Has your dentist told you that you have receding gums? Are those teeth that he or she pointed out particularly sensitive? Receding gums affect just under 15 percent of adults and can be due to a number of issues. The process of gum grafting, also called periodontal plastic surgery, can help eliminate symptoms associated with… Read more »

What Is Pocket Reduction Surgery?

Your gum tissue should be firm and tight around your teeth. However, when periodontal disease infects your gums, it destroys this connection. When your gum tissue becomes unhealthy it begins to pull away from your teeth forming “pockets” between the tissue and your teeth or jawbone. These pockets then catch more bacteria which can begin… Read more »

Does Periodontal Therapy Require Surgery?

Periodontal disease develops in stages. Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and is typically reversible, meaning if you discover and treat it in a timely manner you can eliminate it completely. However, once it progresses into the next stage, periodontitis, it can no longer be reversed.  Treatment for gingivitis does not require surgery…. Read more »

Q And A: Periodontal Charting

When you visit your dentist for an exam and cleaning, he or she likely performs a periodontal charting, at least at your initial examination. A periodontal charting tells a great deal about your periodontal health which is very important to maintaining your teeth for a lifetime. If you are wondering what periodontal charting does our… Read more »

X-Guide™ Dynamic Navigation: Technology To Make Your Life Easier

Dentistry has advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. Research has given us new and advanced dental materials, techniques, and technology. Today we would like to announce the newest addition to our office: the X-Guide™ Dynamic Navigation system which works with our already established CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) that we use regularly. The… Read more »