Archive for 2014


At the Periodontal Specialists, we work collaboratively with your dentist and consultatively with you to formulate the optimal treatment plan that will ensure your best chance for success.

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.

  Warning signs of Gum Disease: Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before Loose or separating teeth Pus between your gums and teeth Sores in […]

Single Tooth Dental Implants

SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANTS If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge? A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to […]

How to Pick a Top Periodontist

How to Pick a Top Periodontist   When you have moderate-to-severe gum disease, you need a top periodontist to help restore your mouth to good health. Periodontitis can be difficult to control, and sometimes, the most a dentist can hope for is to slow the progression of the disease. But the best periodontists can often […]

What can I expect after dental implant surgery?

Surprisingly enough, there is very LITTLE pain IF ANY after dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery is very gentle surgery performed at low drill speed with copious irrigation to keep the bone cool and prevent it from burning from the heat. An implant surgery for a single implant should take no longer then 10 to […]

Occlusal adjustment

Sometimes a crown or a filling is placed a little too high and can cause someone to grind their teeth. This can also result in tooth sensitivity and headaches. Bite or occlusal adjustment will assist in ensuring that the bite is correct and teeth interdigitate appropriately.

Periodontal Treatment and Dental Insurance

Many patients ask if dental insurance will cover their necessary dental and periodontal treatment. The answer is: IT DEPENDS! Most insurance policies have a standard maximum annual allowable expense of $1500 to $2000. In addition, each procedure will be covered anywhere from 50 to 100% of the estimated amount. For example, if you require a […]

Tooth Extraction and Immediate Dental implant

In most cases, if you need to have a tooth extracted, a dental implant usually can be placed  right away, and at time, a cap (crown) or bridge can be placed on the same day (depending on how strong you jaw bone is). Teeth need to be extracted if you have advanced gum disease, trauma […]


Who gets gum disease? People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontitis, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease. Most commonly, gum disease develops when plaque is allowed to […]


PREVENTING PERIODONTAL DISEASE Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed. If left untreated, this inflammation can cause the gums […]