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Could a Gingival Flap Procedure Improve Your Oral Health?
Posted on 7/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Maintaining good oral health is something most people learn at a young age. Despite knowing that it is important to care for your teeth and gums, many people fail to maintain the best oral health. Gum disease is very common along with many other issues surrounding your oral health. The good news is that there are plenty of tools to help improve your oral health. For some, the use of a gingival flap procedure can help. What is the Gingival Flap Procedure?Gum disease is a result of bacterial growth on the teeth and gums. When it is left untreated, the bacteria form plaque and tartar. The plaque and tartar spread to below the gum line. They form pockets between the gums and teeth that are very difficult to clean. If the bacteria continue to grow in these pockets, the gum disease will progress. The gingival flap procedure involves separating the gums and the teeth to allow our dental professionals to reach the root of the teeth and the bone where the bacteria grow. The gums are folded back temporarily during the procedure. This allows for the cleaning of the bacteria on the roots of the teeth and the bone. After the removal of the bacteria, the flap is put back and stitched in place. What Does it Do It is difficult if not impossible to clean out the bacteria in pockets near the roots and bone of the teeth. Without cleaning out the bacteria, the gum disease will continue to progress. Being able to reach these areas allows the teeth to start to repair the damage that the bacteria caused. Over time, it can help reverse the spread of the gum disease and improve the oral health of the individual involved. A gingival flap procedure is a surgical procedure. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and it does require some form of aftercare. Despite this, it is often the best way to help a person suffering from gum disease to improve their oral health. For more information about this and any other dental issues, contact the professionals at our offices today....

Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?
Posted on 7/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Caused by the bacteria found in plaque, gum disease is extremely common and affects over 50% of American adults. Early stage periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is easily reversed through proper maintenance of your teeth, but what if you don't have teeth? Are you still susceptible to gum disease? Lesser-Known Signs of Gum DiseaseIt's a well-known fact that not taking care of your teeth can lead to gum disease; over time, the toxins released by the bacteria in plaque buildup can cause inflammation of your gums, leading to irritation and possible loss of your teeth. However, the disease is called “gum disease” and not “tooth disease” for a reason – in absence of teeth, you are still absolutely vulnerable to periodontal disease. Gum disease isn't always painful, so it's important to remain mindful of its symptoms to catch it before it progresses into a more advanced and dangerous stage. The signs of periodontal disease include: Gum disease isn't necessarily a cosmetic issue; failure to treat it can be deadly, and your risk is amplified if you don't have teeth. Due to the natural recession of your gums as you age, the bacteria in your mouth can quickly travel to your bloodstream and bones. Over time, it can lead to a laundry list of problems such as heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. Having teeth isn't a requirement to visit our office. We care about our entire patient, not just what's happening in your mouth! If you start to notice the signs of gum disease, please give our office a call right away to schedule a dental exam. We can thoroughly assess your mouth and, if we notice any degree of periodontal disease, we can promptly put you back on the path to good oral health....

Signs You Have Periodontal Pockets
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Periodontal pockets can cause serious problems. They can lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone and infection. They are something to take seriously, but what happens if you don't know you have them. Learning what periodontal pockets are and the signs that you have them can help you avoid bigger problems later on. What Are They? Periodontal pockets refer to deep spaces between the teeth and gums. They are the result of bacterial growth in the mouth. The bacteria form a sticky film of plaque on the teeth. When the plaque is not removed it eventually turns into tartar. Over time the tartar will cause the gums to become inflamed and that can lead to the formation of periodontal pockets. The bacteria will continue to grow in these deep pockets and that can lead to gum disease. Recognizing the Signs of a Periodontal PocketThe best way to prevent the formation of periodontal pockets is to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Even with that, it is possible that the pockets will form. That is why it is important to recognize the signs of periodontal pockets. The sooner you get treatment, the easier it is to prevent more trouble. There is one other way to recognize periodontal pockets. Our dental professionals can find them during your checkups. Through the tools we have and our ability to take different types of oral images, we can determine where the periodontal pockets are and how big a problem they are. We can then come up with a treatment plan for them. Don't skimp on your oral hygiene habits. Contact our offices to schedule an appointment today....

All Posts:

Could a Gingival Flap Procedure Improve Your Oral Health?
Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?
Signs You Have Periodontal Pockets
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Getting Gum Grafts
What Tissues All Face Damage When You Have Gum Disease?
How to Sleep Following Gum Disease Treatment
How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

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