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If you have a gummy smile, there are two reasons for it. Either your teeth never fully erupted through the gums or your jaw bone is too long, or a combination of both. If your teeth never fully erupted, then we can help encourage that to happen by simply trimming some of the gum away. […]
Are your gums sore? Do your gums bleed when you eat, brush or floss your teeth? Many think that treating gum disease is painful and requires surgery. This is simply NOT the case. In fact, with most patients, simple root planing and scaling with local anesthetic and some antibiotics is all it takes. Once the […]
Imagine you can’t go out with your friends, you can’t eat a good steak, corn on the cob, bite into a chocolate bar or an apple because your teeth are loose or you are wearing dentures and afraid they’ll get stuck in the food. It’s a pretty difficult and unhappy life. Dental implants will allow […]
You don’t need to sit white knuckled throughout your dental procedures any longer. Now you can sleep through the entire procedure and awaken refreshed and rested. Perio Asleep is a safe and comfortable way to have any type of gum or implant surgery with the use of analgesics and sedatives. You are monitored the entire […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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.