Implant and Periodontics Blog

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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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Recovery Tips for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Dr. Neal Raval

Wisdom Teeth ExtractionThe swelling and pain that follows wisdom teeth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. You may also experience some bleeding. However, you can take measures to lessen the discomfort and help to encourage a faster recovery.


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Types of Gum Tissue Grafts

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Gum Recession and Tissue GraftsA gum tissue graft is a surgical procedure carried out by periodontal specialists to address the problem of receding gums.

Gum recession – gingival recession – occurs when the periodontal pockets around your teeth become too deep. This exposes tooth roots and attracts bacteria, posing a risk of tooth and bone loss.


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What is Gum Overgrowth?

Dr. Laura Moon

Periodontic Specialists - Gum OvergrowthGum overgrowth occurs when gum tissue (gingiva) becomes enlarged and encroaches onto the teeth.

Gum overgrowth usually affects the front of the teeth and is often caused by inflammation. Inflammatory gum enlargement is typically the result of an accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth, which can make your gums red and sore. Other symptoms of gum overgrowth include bleeding and bad breath.


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The Difference a Dental Implant Specialist Can Make

Dr. Neal Raval

Dental Implant SpecialistsIf you’re considering getting implants to replace missing teeth, a dental implant specialist can make a big difference to the outcome of your treatment. Research has revealed that almost one in five implant procedures by general dentists fail.


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Why You Should Visit a Gum Specialist

Dr. Elisabeth Easley

Importance of visiting a gum specialist.If you suspect there’s something amiss with your gums, seeing a gum specialist holds certain benefits over visiting a general dentist. Gum disease is known as periodontitis, and gum specialists are periodontists, who focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum problems.


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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Dr. Laura Moon

Oral Cancer ScreeningsOral cancer can occur in any part of the mouth when DNA in cells mutates. These abnormal cells can create a tumor that can spread inside the mouth and to other areas of the head and neck and other parts of the body. Oral cancer usually starts in the thin cells that line the inside of the mouth and lips.


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The Three Levels of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Neal Raval

Sedation DentistryFew people look forward to a trip to the dentist but for particularly anxious patients a dental appointment can strike fear into their hearts. The Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle says up to 24 million people in the U.S. avoid the dentist because of extreme apprehension, while 64 million will only set foot inside a dental office when absolutely essential.


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Why Would I Need a Sinus Augmentation?

Dr. Laura Moon

Sinus Augmentation for Dental ImplantsA sinus augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase bone mass in the upper jaw. It’s also known as a sinus lift because sinus membrane needs to be raised to accommodate the new bone. You would need a sinus augmentation to prepare for a dental implant procedure if you’ve lost a lot of bone or your sinuses are too close together.


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Benefits of the AlloDerm Tissue Repair Process for Gum Grafts

Dr. Neal Raval

Gum Tissue GraftsAlloDerm has been widely used in general medical and dental surgery for more than 20 years.

It comprises donated human skin supplied by tissue banks according to standards and guidelines laid down by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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