Gum Disease and You

When you brush your teeth, do you see a little pink in the sink? Many people think that it is normal for gums to bleed when you brush. This is not true! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of gum disease in its various stages. Gum disease is a common problem; advanced gum… Read more »

Why Early Gum Disease Treatment Matters

The gum condition known as gum disease or periodontal disease is very common and destructive for the oral health, affecting millions of patients to the point that the majority of adults have gum disease in some form. The beginning stages of gum disease are mild, but it can worsen to the point that you lose… Read more »

How To Prevent Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over 30 in the United States. To avoid being one of these people and combat gum disease, you must practice excellent oral hygiene. You must brush your teeth and gums twice a day, for two minutes each session. Be sure to use a very soft-bristled toothbrush; this… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Can Cause Gums to Bleed

A consistent and effective oral hygiene regimen is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. When food particles and plaque are not effectively removed from the mouth they can contribute to tooth decay. Bacteria near the gumline can cause inflammation and gingivitis, which is the initial stage of periodontal disease. With early detection, gingivitis can be… Read more »

Special Care Is Needed When Recovering from Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, one or more teeth need to be professionally extracted to prevent complications. This problem may stem from untreated tooth decay, a large dental abscess, emergency treatment for a dental trauma, or to prepare the gums for other dental work. Once the tooth or teeth have been extracted, Dr. Kamy Noruzi will likely provide you… Read more »

Tobacco Use Could Cause Complications After Oral Surgery

Dental implant restorations, tooth extractions, and gum surgery all involve work on your gums. After oral surgery, Dr. Noruzi will likely provide you with prescriptions for pain or inflammation. We may also prescribe antibiotics if is concerned about infection. The recovery process may call for some basic aftercare measures to maintain your comfort and prevent… Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat Severe Periodontal Disease

The chronic presence of tartar near the gumline can easily contribute to the periodontal inflammation condition which is commonly known as gingivitis. Without professional treatment and improvements in your daily oral hygiene habits, it could worsen into the severe form of periodontal disease, which is known as periodontitis. Left untreated this level of gum infection… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Solutions

Tooth sensitivity has been defined as an achy stimulation of the pearly whites. Thankfully, it can be treated with at-home products. While we endorse visiting our office to address the sensitivity, these bits of advice can be great supplementary measures. Multiple toothpastes are labeled and marketed to be used for treating dentin hypersensitivity; such toothpastes… Read more »

Preventing Dry Socket After an Extraction

There are two kinds of tooth extractions: surgical and simple. A surgical extraction is needed for impacted wisdom teeth and requires the removal and repair of gum tissue and bone. A simple extraction is needed for a damaged tooth that cannot be repaired, to relieve tooth crowding in your mouth, or to make room for… Read more »

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

Gum disease can give you bad breath, and it can also cost you your teeth, and cause problems with your jaws. But did you know that if your gum disease is not treated, you could be at risk for respiratory problems, heart disease, heart attack or a stroke, premature birth, dementia, and complications with diabetes?… Read more »