Implant and Periodontics Blog

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What is Crown Lengthening?

Dr. Laura Moon

Crown LengtheningA common dental procedure, crown lengthening is carried out by periodontal surgeons to recontour and lengthen teeth, often to make room for a crown or filling. Crown lengthening is typically required when a tooth has decayed to the extent there’s little structure above the gum line.


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How to Treat Bad Breath

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

How to Treat Bad BreathBad breath is a common predicament that can be a significant source of embarrassment and anxiety. Understanding what causes the problem – medically known as halitosis – can help you learn how to treat bad breath.


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Causes of Gum Recession

Dr. Laura Moon

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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