The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums.
Studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 70% of Americans 65 and [...]
Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis [...]
An impacted tooth is a tooth that gets blocked as it is pushing through the gum into your mouth (erupting). Wisdom teeth often are impacted.
Wisdom teeth usually begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 21. Dentists call these teeth third molars. They may [...]
Wisdom teeth grow in at the back of the mouth, behind your molars. There is a set on the bottom as well as the top. Wisdom teeth often grow in crooked, sideways, or otherwise misaligned. As they grow in, they can push on other teeth, causing [...]
The bottom line in treating and preventing gingivitis is that you have to eliminate as much plaque as you possibly can. Plaque, the sticky film containing bacteria that builds up on teeth and around the gum line, is the whole reason gingivitis happens. Plaque produces toxins that [...]
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. It's important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Gingivitis can lead [...]
Dentists usually diagnose gingivitis based on:
Review of your dental and medical history and conditions that may contribute to your symptoms.
Examination of your teeth, gums, mouth and tongue for signs of plaque and inflammation.
Measuring the pocket depth of the groove between your gums and your teeth by [...]
If you are a patient with certain kinds of heart disease or a special heart condition, or you've had a joint replaced, taking good care of your teeth and gums is a must not just for a healthy smile but also for your overall health.
1. Bacterial [...]
If you do not have enough bone what can be done?
So far we have covered the building blocks that are part of routine implant placement. This has included the initial examination and diagnosis, special x-rays such as CBCT scans, sedation during surgery and what to expect [...]
WHAT IS THE SINUS LIFT SURGERY IN IMPLANT?
A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due [...]