Implant and Periodontics Blog

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When to Visit a General Dentist Vs. A Periodontist

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Periodontal SpecialistsGum disease affects 50 percent of people in the U.S. after they reach the age of 30 and is the chief cause of tooth loss among adults. If you suspect you have problems with your gums, you may be wondering whether you should visit a general dentist or a periodontist.


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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Dr. Laura Moon

Periodontal SpecialistsEight in ten adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease, according to the National Institutes of Health1 (NIH).


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What Conditions do Periodontists Treat?

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Periodontal SpecialistsPeriodontists are dentists who specialize in treating gum disease, which requires comprehensive training and keeping up to speed with the latest treatment techniques.


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Benefits of Going to an Implant Specialist

Dr. Laura Moon

Dental Implant SpecialistsGoing to an implant specialist will ensure your tooth replacement system uses quality materials supported by a high level of clinical expertise. On the back of the increasing popularity of dental implants, many dentists now offer implant services – but not all are implant specialists. As the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA) points out, implant specialists undertake a lot more training than general dentists.


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What is AlloDerm Treatment?

Dr. Neal Raval

Gum GraftsConventional treatment for receding gums entails a graft procedure in which soft tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth (palate). The problem with this is that it creates a further area of discomfort besides the graft site. AlloDerm treatment allows a dental surgeon to restore your smile without the need for a second surgical site.


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Benefits of Overdentures

Dr. Laura Moon

Dental Implant SpecialistsOverdentures are replacement teeth typically secured by dental implants. They hold many benefits compared with conventional dentures in helping people missing some or all their teeth to regain their quality of life.


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Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Dr. Neal Raval

Gum Disease PreventionGum infections are a common problem in the U.S. but there are several steps you can take to help prevent gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria-laden plaque and tartar that become trapped between your teeth and gums, so a good routine of oral hygiene is essential to keep your gums healthy.


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Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Gum Disease TreatmentIn many instances of gum disease, scaling and root planing – a routine dental procedure to remove accumulations of plaque and tartar – can stop the problem in its tracks.


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Solution to Dental Anxiety

Dr. Laura Moon

Sedation DentistryMany factors can come into play to cause apprehension about visiting a dental office. Fortunately, there are also many solutions to dental anxiety that can help you to overcome your nervousness and get the treatment you need to ensure strong and healthy teeth and gums.


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