Implant and Periodontics Blog

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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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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Dr. Neal Raval

Oral Cancer ScreeningsOral cancer develops in the gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, the floor of the mouth or the hard palate (the bony part of the roof of the mouth). The disease may be life-threatening without early diagnosis and treatment. On the other hand, survival rates increase with prompt intervention.


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What is Gum Disease?

Dr. Laura Moon

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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