Implant and Periodontics Blog

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What is a Periodontal Specialist?

Dr. Laura Moon

Periodontal SpecialistsA periodontal specialist is an expert in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease (periodontitis), having undertaken extensive education in these areas. Periodontal specialists also keep up to speed with the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for gum problems.


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Evolution of Dental Implants

Dr. Neal Raval

Bellevue Dental Implant SpecialistsThe evolution of dental implants has seen this tooth replacement system make huge strides in a relatively short time. The advent of implants represented a significant breakthrough in dentistry and they’re now widely used to improve the lives of people of all ages. Advances in the technology behind implants have also made them affordable to more people with missing teeth.


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Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Periodontal SpecialistsGum disease (periodontitis) – the chief cause of tooth loss in adults – occurs when an accumulation of bacterial plaque creates an infection that erodes the gums. In severe cases, dental surgery will be necessary but the first line of defense is non-surgical gum disease treatment.


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Uses For Dental Implants

Dr. Laura Moon

Dental Implant SpecialistsDentists have been replacing missing teeth with implants since the mid-1960s. Since then, dental implants have become an increasingly popular alternative to more traditional tooth replacement systems.


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Recovery Tips for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Dr. Neal Raval

Wisdom Teeth ExtractionThe swelling and pain that follows wisdom teeth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. You may also experience some bleeding. However, you can take measures to lessen the discomfort and help to encourage a faster recovery.


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Types of Gum Tissue Grafts

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Gum Recession and Tissue GraftsA gum tissue graft is a surgical procedure carried out by periodontal specialists to address the problem of receding gums.

Gum recession – gingival recession – occurs when the periodontal pockets around your teeth become too deep. This exposes tooth roots and attracts bacteria, posing a risk of tooth and bone loss.


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What is Gum Overgrowth?

Dr. Laura Moon

Periodontic Specialists - Gum OvergrowthGum overgrowth occurs when gum tissue (gingiva) becomes enlarged and encroaches onto the teeth.

Gum overgrowth usually affects the front of the teeth and is often caused by inflammation. Inflammatory gum enlargement is typically the result of an accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth, which can make your gums red and sore. Other symptoms of gum overgrowth include bleeding and bad breath.


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The Difference a Dental Implant Specialist Can Make

Dr. Neal Raval

Dental Implant SpecialistsIf you’re considering getting implants to replace missing teeth, a dental implant specialist can make a big difference to the outcome of your treatment. Research has revealed that almost one in five implant procedures by general dentists fail.


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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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