Implant and Periodontics Blog

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Why You Should Visit a Gum Specialist

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Importance of visiting a gum specialist.If you suspect there’s something amiss with your gums, seeing a gum specialist holds certain benefits over visiting a general dentist. Gum disease is known as periodontitis, and gum specialists are periodontists, who focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum problems.


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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Dr. Laura Moon

Oral Cancer ScreeningsOral cancer can occur in any part of the mouth when DNA in cells mutates. These abnormal cells can create a tumor that can spread inside the mouth and to other areas of the head and neck and other parts of the body. Oral cancer usually starts in the thin cells that line the inside of the mouth and lips.


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The Three Levels of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Neal Raval

Sedation DentistryFew people look forward to a trip to the dentist but for particularly anxious patients a dental appointment can strike fear into their hearts. The Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle says up to 24 million people in the U.S. avoid the dentist because of extreme apprehension, while 64 million will only set foot inside a dental office when absolutely essential.


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Why Would I Need a Sinus Augmentation?

Dr. Laura Moon

Sinus Augmentation for Dental ImplantsA sinus augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase bone mass in the upper jaw. It’s also known as a sinus lift because sinus membrane needs to be raised to accommodate the new bone. You would need a sinus augmentation to prepare for a dental implant procedure if you’ve lost a lot of bone or your sinuses are too close together.


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Benefits of the AlloDerm Tissue Repair Process for Gum Grafts

Dr. Neal Raval

Gum Tissue GraftsAlloDerm has been widely used in general medical and dental surgery for more than 20 years.

It comprises donated human skin supplied by tissue banks according to standards and guidelines laid down by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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When it’s Necessary to Have Osseous Surgery

Dr. Laura Moon

Osseous SurgeryTo form an effective barrier against infection, the teeth and gums need to fit together tightly. If large gaps develop, it can result in bone loss. It also becomes difficult to clean your teeth properly, which increases the risk of dental problems.


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