Did you know that as we enter adulthood, a set of additional molars may erupt? Known as wisdom teeth, or third molars, these arrive in our late teens and early 20s and can cause a number of problems, including impaction. Can you remove impacted teeth? In many cases, extracting these teeth can actually improve the health and alignment of your smile.
Gum disease is a common and serious oral health problem, one that can eventually lead to tooth loss and very uncomfortable symptoms. In order to address the problem you may need periodontal treatment, such as pocket reduction surgery. What is pocket reduction surgery? Who qualifies for this procedure?
At High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry we love our community. In fact, we want to take time in today’s blog to discuss upcoming events in the community. There are fun and education opportunities for the whole family in Lubbock, TX. With fall fast approaching we hope you and your family will get out and enjoy the town.
At High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we strive to offer quality oral health care to all patients in need. We accept referrals from other practices and are happy to work with your general dentist. We want to ensure you enjoy a whole smile free of gum disease.
Routine oral maintenance can offer a number of benefits, including a brighter smile and a lower risk of dental disease. In fact, people are surprised to learn they can actually reduce the chances of developing periodontal disease. Can you prevent gum disease? With the right steps you have a good chance at remaining free of gum problems.
The goal of dentistry is to help you maintain a healthy and whole smile. However, in some cases actually removing a tooth is crucial for keeping a smile healthy. Wisdom teeth, infection, and other issues can mean a tooth requires removal to protect your overall oral health. Do you need an extraction?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to half of adults in the United States over the age of 30 suffer from periodontal disease. Despite being preventable with routine oral care many people develop this dental disease. Unfortunately, the disease can also lead to a greater risk of adult tooth loss. What’s the link between gum disease and tooth loss?