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Causes of Gum Recession

Contributed by DentalROI

Bellevue Periodontic SpecialistsThe most common cause of gum recession is poor oral hygiene that leads to periodontal disease. Failing to brush your teeth properly and regularly can result in a build-up of bacteria-laden plaque on your teeth. Besides causing cavities, plaque can also infect your gums.


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All You Need to Know About Deep Sedation

Dr. Neal Raval

Sedation DentistryDeep sedation allows you to tolerate surgical dental procedures that would otherwise be too painful. It also enables particularly nervous or fearful patients to get the treatment they need. Another benefit of deep sedation is that you may not recall anything about your treatment, and it can also work as an anesthetic to help pain control after your procedure.


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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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