Usually a prescription for antibiotics is means you have a sinus infection or need it to prevent infection following a surgical procedure, so why do some people take them before a dental procedure has even happened? Although it’s not as common as it used to be, we will prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for some of our […]
Periodontists do not only treat medical issues. We can help you with cosmetic procedures as well. For example, many people are unhappy with their smiles because it appears too gummy or it seems as though their teeth are shorter than normal. Gummy smiles are quite common and we are trained to treat them, allowing for a more […]
Dentures and Dating—What if they find out you’re wearing them? When patients are told that dentures would be the best solution for their permanent tooth loss, they have a lot of questions. Some of them they ask us, but other questions are left unanswered because the patient is embarrassed to ask, like “What […]
Eating Disorders And Your Oral Health There’s nothing wrong with watching what you eat in order to maintain a healthy and trim body, but sometimes dieting can take an ugly turn and develop into an eating disorder. The most commonly diagnosed ones are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; and not only do they have […]
Receding Gums—Causes and Cures Have you noticed that your teeth are more sensitive than they used to be? Maybe they even look a little longer? It definitely didn’t happen overnight, but you can tell there has been some changes in how your mouth looks and feels. Chances are your gums are starting to recede; and […]
The Year Is Almost Over, Have You Gotten The Most Out Of Your Dental Plan? Fall is upon us. Kids are back in school, leaves are changing and in a few months you’re going to have to pay a whole new deductible for your dental coverage. That’s why now is the time to visit Anthem […]
When your gums have receded to a point that causes Dr. DeAndrade to have serious concerns, he may recommend that you undergo a procedure known as connective tissue grafting (gum grafts).
A link has been discovered between the oral bacteria caused by poor dental hygiene (which leads to gum disease) and the degeneration of brain tissue.
As it deeply cleans your teeth below the gum line, root planing is one of the most effective ways to halt gingivitis and periodontitis before they cause significant damage to your teeth and gums.
When the jaw collapses, it makes it difficult for any future tooth restorative measures to be performed. That is where tooth socket preservation comes in.