Flossing Your Pearly Whites Like a Pro

The battle against tooth decay and gum disease is won daily by brushing several times a day and flossing at least once a day. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day, using an ADA approved dental floss, so that you as the consumer knows it has been rigorously tested and… Read more »

Surgery to Restore Jawbone Structure

There are several things that can cause a loss of bone material where your teeth anchor to your jaw. Advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay or a complete tooth extraction can all result in their not being enough structure available to securely anchor a dental implant. In a situation like this your dentist or periodontist… Read more »

Bone Graft Surgery Can Restore Lost Structure in your Mouth

Chronic or advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay and deep fractures can result in loss of material in the bones that anchor your teeth. It’s not uncommon for people interested in dental implants to need a bone graft to restore enough structure to anchor it. At the initial appointment your periodontist or oral surgeon will… Read more »

Gingivectomy Surgery for Advanced Periodontitis

Tartar buildup at the gum line and poor oral hygiene can develop into the advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Without timely resolution the infection and subsequent inflammation can cause your gums to recede from your teeth. This often forms pockets in the gum tissue near the roots of your teeth. This will… Read more »

Advanced Gum Disease May Require Surgery

Chronic issues with gum disease can advance into periodontitis. This infection and inflammation can cause your teeth to recede from your teeth, creating pockets in your gums that can harbor bacteria. The infection can cause loss of material in the bones that anchor your teeth and have an impact on other medical conditions. The most… Read more »

Gum Surgery Options

If you have struggled with gum disease, gingivitis or advanced periodontitis for a prolonged period of time, your dentist might recommend gum surgery. If left untreated, periodontitis can have very serious implications to your oral health and can even lead to tooth loss. In time, the infection in the gums can even cause systemic inflammation,… Read more »

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

You work hard to keep your teeth healthy and bright with your daily brushing and flossing habits, but sometimes life intervenes and you may need to have a tooth or a few teeth, removed. How can this happen? You can be involved in an accident, an injury, or even succumb to advanced tooth decay, where… Read more »

The Process Of A Sinus Augmentation

If you have a weak jaw bone that is unable to support dental implants then we invite you to for a sinus augmentation. Tooth extractions and periodontal disease can cause bone loss to the jaw, but Dr. can restore it with this bone grafting procedure. We will perform the surgery by: Taking X-rays of your… Read more »

The Importance of Mouthwash and Dental Floss

Mouthwash and dental floss are two items that are vital in achieving pristine oral health, but they are often pushed aside. Many people don’t know or understand the importance of mouthwash and dental floss. With so many products to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and avoid the decision. However, we are here to… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Abscesses

Your teeth have three layers: the enamel, dentin, and pulp. If a bacterial infection appears in your pulp—the soft center layer of your tooth—an abscess could be formed. The abscess itself is a pocket of pus that can appear at the root tip or near the gums. Usually, abscesses are caused by an untreated dental… Read more »