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What Does a Gum Grafting Entail?

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Gum Recession and Tissue GraftsA gum graft also referred to as a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery, is a procedure performed by a periodontist when a patient’s gums are retreating away from a tooth, exposing the root.

The most common cause of gum recession is periodontitis (gum disease), brought about by a build-up of bacteria-ridden plaque and tartar, generally through inadequate oral hygiene. Other reasons people get periodontal disease include smoking, aggressive brushing, stress, a poor diet, aging, and a misaligned bite or crooked teeth.


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What is LANAP Treatment?

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LANAP Treatment for Gum DiseaseLANAP is a ground-breaking, powerful weapon in the battle against gum disease, and can put an end to a patient’s periodontal problems once and for all, with almost instant recovery.

The key to LANAP laser treatment is that it allows patients to heal themselves, by the targeted removal of diseased gum tissue while leaving other, healthy body tissue intact. LANAP is the magic wand of the periodontal world, and the treatment is painless.


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Types of Dental Implants

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Types of Dental ImplantsDental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss and they look and feel like natural teeth. Thanks to technological advancements, implants are now an affordable alternative to conventional dentures, available to a wider range of patients.


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Dental Implants VS Bridges

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Dental ImplantsDental implants are the next best thing to natural healthy teeth and represent a major milestone in modern dentistry and are now a popular alternative to bridges.


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Real Benefits of Flossing

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The Benefits of FlossingFlossing brings numerous benefits besides getting rid of those irritating little bits of food that get stuck between your teeth. A daily routine of flossing using the correct technique can help to improve your overall wellbeing as well as your dental health.


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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

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Gum Disease TreatmentIf you notice spots of blood when you clean your teeth, the most likely culprit is gum inflammation (gingivitis). Left untreated, this infection will invariably escalate to serious, painful gum disease (periodontitis) that may result in tooth loss.


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Importance of Removing Wisdom Teeth Before It Gets Too Late

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Wisdom Teeth RemovalWisdom teeth are often the loose cannon of the dental world, wreaking all sorts of havoc in the dark, deep recesses of our mouths. Although we no longer need this third and final set of molars, most people still get them and they often bring a host of problems.


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How to Know if You Have Gum Disease

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Do you have Gum Disease

Many adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease, which typically begins as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can progress to periodontitis, a condition that in its advanced stages can result in serious damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth.


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What Causes Gum Recession?

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Cause of Gum Recession

The condition of receding gums, also known as gingival recession, occurs when the tooth roots are exposed by loss of gum tissue. It’s a common problem in people aged over 40 but it can afflict teens and children as young as 10.


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