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How are Dental Implants Placed & Who Should do it? PERIODONTIST!

How are Dental Implants Placed & Who Should do it? PERIODONTIST!

Dental implants are a marvel of modern dentistry. People who have failing or missing teeth due to genetics, accidents, or any other reason can get their teeth replaced for life using dental implants. Dental Implants Overview There are several stages to a dental implant treatment. Note that this is an outpatient surgical procedure. To start off, your damaged tooth/teeth will be removed. If your jawbone is very thin or soft, then you may require bone grafting surgery. In this procedure, a piece of synthetic bone will be placed in the area of your jaw...

About Scaling & Planing

About Scaling & Planing

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. Fortunately, with the innovations in the industry of dentistry, patients can choose between numbers of different gum disease treatment procedures. Two of the most common methods to treat the disease are Root scaling and planing. Here are 10 of the most frequently asked questions about scaling and planing that might just be the same as yours: How to know if at risk of gum disease? There are a number of factors that may put a person at risk of gum disease. Here are the factors: Poor oral...

Improved Appearance with All on 4

Improved Appearance with All on 4

As far as teeth replacement options are concerned, dental implants provide more stability and durability than dentures and bridges. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are fixed into the jaw, which provide a base for dentures or prosthetic teeth to be fixed later on. The thing about titanium posts is that they stimulate the growth of the jawbone like a natural tooth. In other words, a dental implant replaces the tooth root as well, whereas dentures only replace the visible portion of the tooth. Due to this reason, dentures can slip and move,...

Severe Periodontal Disease Can Cause Bone Loss and Gum Recession

Severe Periodontal Disease Can Cause Bone Loss and Gum Recession

Periodontal disease is one of the health problems that many adults in the United States have been suffering from, but they may not even know. If not treated properly, it can cause teeth loss, gum recession, cardiovascular diseases and bone loss in the alveolar ridge. So what is a periodontal disease? Periodontal diseases are caused by bad bacteria inside our mouth. These bacteria cause plaque. Plaque is a colorless substance that sticks to your teeth. It is often removed thru proper brushing and flossing. However, if left unattended, the plaque hardens...

How Tongue Piercing Can Lead To Oral Health Problems

How Tongue Piercing Can Lead To Oral Health Problems

People nowadays express individuality in many different ways. One is tongue piercing. The number of people who have oral piercings has become even more common these past few years. In fact, survey says 4% of male and 16% of the female population at New York University has pierced tongue. Nothing is wrong with tongue piercing, but there may be some things that can go wrong with it, especially when it comes to having oral health problems. Here’s how tongue piercing can lead to oral health problems: Abnormal Tooth Movement The pressure of the piercing...