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What is Gum Disease?

Contributed by DentalROI

Periodontal SpecialistsGum disease is caused by infection, and it’s a common problem in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 80 percent of adults have some form of gum disease. The main cause of this condition is poor oral hygiene.


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What Is Osseous Surgery?

Dr. Neal Raval

Periodontal SpecialistsOsseous surgery is performed when gum disease has destroyed the bone and soft tissue supporting your teeth. It’s also known as pocket depth reduction or gingivectomy. The term osseous comes from the Latin for bone – oss.


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Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Crown LengtheningCrown lengthening is a common surgical procedure performed by periodontists to remove or reshape gum or bone tissue or both to expose more of a tooth. When only gum tissue is treated, the procedure is also known as a gingivectomy.


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Benefits of a Bone Graft

Dr. Laura Moon

Dental Bone GraftsDental bone grafts are sometimes necessary to restore bone to a healthy condition after tooth loss, severe gum disease or injury.


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What to Expect when Getting Dental Implants

Dr. Neal Raval

Dental ImplantsIf you’re considering getting dental implants, you may be wondering exactly what the treatment involves. You could also be anxious about whether the surgical procedure is painful and be unsure about measures you should take during recovery. You might even be pondering whether implants are the best tooth replacement solution in your specific case.


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What You Should Know About Moderate Sedation

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Sedation DentistryCommonly used in dentistry, moderate sedation helps patients to stay calm and relaxed during procedures. You will feel drowsy and be less aware of your surroundings but typically remain awake and able to communicate with your dentist. Afterward, you may remember little or nothing about your treatment.


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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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