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Could a Gingival Flap Procedure Improve Your Oral Health?
Posted on 7/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Maintaining good oral health is something most people learn at a young age. Despite knowing that it is important to care for your teeth and gums, many people fail to maintain the best oral health. Gum disease is very common along with many other issues surrounding your oral health. The good news is that there are plenty of tools to help improve your oral health. For some, the use of a gingival flap procedure can help. What is the Gingival Flap Procedure?Gum disease is a result of bacterial growth on the teeth and gums. When it is left untreated, the bacteria form plaque and tartar. The plaque and tartar spread to below the gum line. They form pockets between the gums and teeth that are very difficult to clean. If the bacteria continue to grow in these pockets, the gum disease will progress. The gingival flap procedure involves separating the gums and the teeth to allow our dental professionals to reach the root of the teeth and the bone where the bacteria grow. The gums are folded back temporarily during the procedure. This allows for the cleaning of the bacteria on the roots of the teeth and the bone. After the removal of the bacteria, the flap is put back and stitched in place. What Does it Do It is difficult if not impossible to clean out the bacteria in pockets near the roots and bone of the teeth. Without cleaning out the bacteria, the gum disease will continue to progress. Being able to reach these areas allows the teeth to start to repair the damage that the bacteria caused. Over time, it can help reverse the spread of the gum disease and improve the oral health of the individual involved. A gingival flap procedure is a surgical procedure. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and it does require some form of aftercare. Despite this, it is often the best way to help a person suffering from gum disease to improve their oral health. For more information about this and any other dental issues, contact the professionals at our offices today....
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Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?
Posted on 7/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Caused by the bacteria found in plaque, gum disease is extremely common and affects over 50% of American adults. Early stage periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is easily reversed through proper maintenance of your teeth, but what if you don't have teeth? Are you still susceptible to gum disease? Lesser-Known Signs of Gum DiseaseIt's a well-known fact that not taking care of your teeth can lead to gum disease; over time, the toxins released by the bacteria in plaque buildup can cause inflammation of your gums, leading to irritation and possible loss of your teeth. However, the disease is called “gum disease” and not “tooth disease” for a reason – in absence of teeth, you are still absolutely vulnerable to periodontal disease. Gum disease isn't always painful, so it's important to remain mindful of its symptoms to catch it before it progresses into a more advanced and dangerous stage. The signs of periodontal disease include: Gum disease isn't necessarily a cosmetic issue; failure to treat it can be deadly, and your risk is amplified if you don't have teeth. Due to the natural recession of your gums as you age, the bacteria in your mouth can quickly travel to your bloodstream and bones. Over time, it can lead to a laundry list of problems such as heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. Having teeth isn't a requirement to visit our office. We care about our entire patient, not just what's happening in your mouth! If you start to notice the signs of gum disease, please give our office a call right away to schedule a dental exam. We can thoroughly assess your mouth and, if we notice any degree of periodontal disease, we can promptly put you back on the path to good oral health....
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Signs You Have Periodontal Pockets
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Periodontal pockets can cause serious problems. They can lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone and infection. They are something to take seriously, but what happens if you don't know you have them. Learning what periodontal pockets are and the signs that you have them can help you avoid bigger problems later on. What Are They? Periodontal pockets refer to deep spaces between the teeth and gums. They are the result of bacterial growth in the mouth. The bacteria form a sticky film of plaque on the teeth. When the plaque is not removed it eventually turns into tartar. Over time the tartar will cause the gums to become inflamed and that can lead to the formation of periodontal pockets. The bacteria will continue to grow in these deep pockets and that can lead to gum disease. Recognizing the Signs of a Periodontal PocketThe best way to prevent the formation of periodontal pockets is to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Even with that, it is possible that the pockets will form. That is why it is important to recognize the signs of periodontal pockets. The sooner you get treatment, the easier it is to prevent more trouble. There is one other way to recognize periodontal pockets. Our dental professionals can find them during your checkups. Through the tools we have and our ability to take different types of oral images, we can determine where the periodontal pockets are and how big a problem they are. We can then come up with a treatment plan for them. Don't skimp on your oral hygiene habits. Contact our offices to schedule an appointment today....
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All Posts:

Could a Gingival Flap Procedure Improve Your Oral Health?
7/20/2019
Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?
7/10/2019
Signs You Have Periodontal Pockets
6/20/2019
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Getting Gum Grafts
6/10/2019
What Tissues All Face Damage When You Have Gum Disease?
5/20/2019
How to Sleep Following Gum Disease Treatment
5/10/2019
How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
4/20/2019
Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
4/10/2019
Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
3/20/2019
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
3/10/2019
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
2/20/2019
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
2/10/2019
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
1/20/2019
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
1/10/2019
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
12/25/2018
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
12/15/2018
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
11/25/2018
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
11/15/2018
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
10/25/2018
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
10/15/2018
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
9/25/2018
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
9/15/2018
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
8/23/2018
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
8/13/2018
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
7/20/2018
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
7/10/2018
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
6/25/2018
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
6/15/2018
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
5/25/2018
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
5/15/2018
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
4/23/2018
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
4/13/2018
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
3/23/2018
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
3/13/2018
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
1/20/2018
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
1/10/2018
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
12/23/2017
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
12/13/2017
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
11/27/2017
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
11/17/2017
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
10/27/2017
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
10/17/2017
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
9/30/2017
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
9/20/2017
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
8/27/2017
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
8/17/2017
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
7/30/2017
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
7/23/2017
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
6/30/2017
Diagnosing Gum Disease
6/20/2017
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
5/30/2017


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