How Can Peri-Implantitis Be Treated?

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If you are getting a dental implant, you should be aware of your risk for peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory infection caused by pathogens that are implicated in periodontal disease. These bacteria can destroy supportive oral tissues and cause the implant to fail if they aren't removed. Some people are more prone to peri-implantitis than others. For instance, if you have poorly controlled diabetes, poor oral hygiene, or smoking habit, you could be at risk for this complication.

28 March 2022

4 Instances When Your Dentist Might Recommend A Tooth Extraction

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Having a damaged or painful tooth is one of the most uncomfortable experiences and needs urgent fixing. Dentists will do everything possible to treat and save your damaged tooth but may sometimes recommend that you extract it. Below are some instances when the dentist might consider tooth extraction. 1. When You Have an Under-Gum Fracture When chewing food, your teeth absorb a lot of chewing impact that may cause minor cracks under your gum.

18 February 2022

Professional Teeth Cleaning When You Have Dental Crowns

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There's not all that much to remember when you have dental crowns. You, of course, have to remember to keep them clean—while not being too aggressive with your brushing habits. You'll want to avoid accidentally scratching the surface of the crown, whether that surface is porcelain, acrylic, or metal. Although it's going to sound a bit strange—what you always must remember is that you in fact have a dental crown.

6 January 2022

Oral Changes In The Pediatric Patient: Possible Indicators Of Systemic Illness

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It is essential that your child visit their childrens' dentist on a regular basis for checkups and professional teeth cleanings. These interventions not only help lower the risk for gum disease and dental decay but may also help reveal the presence of certain systemic illnesses while they are still in their early stages. Here are some things the pediatric dentist may look for during their oral examination that could indicate systemic illness.

24 November 2021

Know What To Expect When Getting Gum Graft Surgery

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Have you heard that there is nothing that can be done about receding gums once it starts to happen? That is not exactly true these days. While your gums are not going to naturally go back to how they once were, it is possible to fix them with gum graft surgery. Here is what you should expect when getting a gum graft if you need one.  When Would A Gum Graft be Necessary?

13 October 2021

Answers To Ease Your Mind About Root Canal Procedures

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Dentists recommend root canals to treat teeth that have inflamed and decayed roots. This dental procedure is chosen as an alternative to extractions. It might seem like extractions are not anything to worry about., but missing teeth can negatively impact life. The missing teeth leave behind open space. Without a prosthetic teeth solution, individuals might notice that their remaining teeth shift out of place and become crooked. More than one missing tooth might interfere with individuals chewing their food properly.

3 September 2021

Protecting Your Implants From Failure

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If you recently received dental implants, you may be excited about the new look of your smile. However, you may still be a bit concerned about the longevity of your implants. Dental implants are quite durable and are designed to last a lifetime. However, there are still measures that you should take to help ensure that your implants do not fail. Here are a few of them. Follow the Post-op Instructions From Your Dentist

23 July 2021