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Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Andrew Weber
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease, your pain may also be by an infected tooth that is abscess. It is always a good idea to call us or come in if you experience any type of tooth pain. You could also be getting a wisdom tooth in and it may need to be removed. You could have ground your teeth by accident that could also have led to the pain. It's always a good idea to practice good oral hygiene so you won't further hurt your teeth. Now we are going to talk about ways that you can treat your toothache at home, but if the tooth ache continues or gets worse please call us. Ways You Can Treat a Toothache at Home If you still have a toothache after all of this we urge you to call us and make an appointment. Please do not wait!...

What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Posted on 1/20/2018 by Andrew Weber
Have you noticed that your gums went from a bright or even a pale pink, to a dark pink, red, or even brown? This can be a totally natural change as we age, or it can also be a symptom of another issue that your mouth may be facing. If you notice a slow change over the course of a long time, this is likely not much of a concern in most cases. However, if you notice a rapid change where your gums change from one color to another over the course of a month or less, you need to come in and see us. Gum Color Changes Need to Be MonitoredWhen you come in and see us, we make notes about the color of your gums. If they change, we also make notes of that as well. This allows us to track the slower changes that take place, naturally, over time. When you come in and see us and we notice a quick change, we then know that we need to look to see what the problem causing it might be. Sometimes gums get darker when people get gum disease. It adds extra blood right near the surface of your gum tissue, darkening the color. This often brings your gums from a light pink to a dark pink or even red color. If your gums are struggling with something like oral cancer, it can cause changes in the color of your gums, as well. One of the top signs that you have oral cancer is changes in the color of the tissues of your mouth. Sometimes the tissue turns brown, or it can even turn black. Do not hesitate to contact us if your gums change color. We will do whatever we can to help get your mouth back on a healthy track....

Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Posted on 1/10/2018 by Andrew Weber
Receding gums are common when you have struggled with gum disease. It is when your gums pull back from your teeth, sinking slowly towards your jaw instead of holding on to your teeth tightly. By getting gum disease treatment, you can stop this process before it even begins. However, if you leave your gum disease to keep progressing, it can quickly wreak havoc on your gums that may not be able to be repaired simply. When Gum Disease Has Caused Your Gums to RecedeOnce gum disease gets a firm grasp over your mouth, your gums are going to become affected. There is no way around that if you do not get treatment. The longer you go before getting treatment, the worse these effects will become, and the more pain you are likely going to experience. The best way to avoid this from happening is to come in and see us at the first sign of having any issues with your gums having a problem. Having puffy or bleeding gums are your body's way of telling you that there is a problem in your mouth. This is when you need to come in and see us. It is much easier to treat the problem at this stage than it is once gums have started to recede back towards your jaw. If your gums are already starting to recede, then you need to come in for treatment if you want to prevent further recession. They will keep trying to pull back from the disease if the disease in your mouth is not controlled and treated. Once your gums have started to recede, the only way to keep it from getting worse is getting treatment. Then, if you want the look fixed later on, we will likely need to perform a graft. Call us today to find out more!...

All Posts:

Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
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