Do You Need Gum Recession Treatment From A Periodontist?

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What Is Gum Recession? You may have been referred to a periodontist by your dentist for treatment of gingival recession and are wondering what this means. In a nutshell, recession is a condition where a patient’s gum tissue pulls back from the teeth over time, which causes root surface exposure and possibly tooth sensitivity. It […]

How a Periodontist Can Help Maintain or Improve Your Smile

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Past a certain point, the damage done by gum disease is no longer reversible. This point is known as periodontitis, advanced gum disease. And once periodontitis has developed, brushing and flossing alone will no longer be enough.  You’ll need to turn to a doctor who specializes in treating periodontitis, a “periodontist.” Take a look at some […]

Reclaim Your Smile with Laser Gum Surgery

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Once gum disease advances beyond its early stages, much of the damage it does is irreversible. The more time that passes without treating gum disease, the fewer treatment options you’ll have available. Laser gum surgery is one of the most effective and least invasive treatment options for bringing a smile back from the bring of severe […]

Gum Disease Treatment for Each Stage of Gum Disease

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In the early stages of gum disease, you can reverse any damage done by the condition and you’ll have a full selection of simple things your dentist can do to help you keep it under control. But as it progresses to its more advanced stages, it starts to do permanent damage. And while your dentist […]

Laser Gum Surgery: More Efficient Performance, Less Downtime for You

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Over time, the mild swelling or the gums and irritation when brushing will start to do irreversible damage to your teeth and gums as gum disease progresses from gingivitis to periodontitis and eventually to advanced periodontitis. The sooner you act to get your gum disease under control, the more treatment options you’ll have available – […]

LANAP: What to Expect Before and After Laser Gum Therapy

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Advanced gum disease, when left untreated, can be absolutely relentless. Periodontitis is distinct from the early stages of gum disease, gingivitis, in that much of the damage it does is permanent. Though you can’t reverse the damage done by periodontitis, you can certainly stop it in its tracks and then keep it under control from […]

Deep Cleaning: Beating Gum Disease with Scaling and Root Planing

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For some people, it’s not that hard to ignore the early warning signs of gum disease. But for most people, it’s hard to look past the red flags of advanced gum disease. The symptoms of periodontitis, advanced gum disease, are as serious as they appear to be, but all is not lost when the gums begin to […]

Gum Recession, Gummy Smile: Perfecting Your Smile with a Better Gum Line

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Symmetries factor in heavily to the aesthetics of a smile, and your gum line can have a tremendous impact on it just how symmetrical elements of your smile are. A receding gum line can make it appear as if some of your teeth are getting longer, while a gummy smile can make some of your […]

The Top Five Things to Know About Laser Gum Surgery

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Unchecked, gum disease will eventually level irreversible damage to the teeth and gums. The gum line may begin to recede, the teeth may begin to decay, and the teeth may begin to loosen and shift. Dental lasers offer a powerful stopgap that can help you rein in even severe cases of gum disease, known as periodontitis. Take […]

How a Periodontist Can Help You get Gum Disease Under Control

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For those not alarmed by the gum tenderness or the bit of blood in the spittle when brushing, the more advanced signs of gum disease are generally enough of a wakeup call to prompt them to finally get treated. There’s a lot a periodontist can do for you, especially if you seek treatment sooner rather than later. […]