Posted on 12/6/2019 7:39 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Once gum disease has progressed beyond its early stages, it starts to do damage that can’t be reversed. And the more gum disease progresses, the fewer options you’ll have for treating it minimally invasive procedures. Periodontal maintenance can get your oral health back on track and can help stop the damage from gum disease from spreading.
Posted on 11/29/2019 8:09 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
For those who’ve lost their ability to smile, tooth by failing tooth, dental implants offer the promise of a second chance at a full and radiant smile. Though dental implants may seem like a teeth replacement option that’s too good to be true, people often find that their functionality and aesthetics live up to or surpass the hype.
Posted on 11/29/2019 8:00 AM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Giving doctor’s the ability to perform oral surgeries without needles or drills, laser dentistry offers many benefits over conventional gum surgery. While laser dentistry excels in many use cases, there are still some situations in which conventional gum surgery is the better choice to get the best outcome.
Posted on 11/26/2019 7:54 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Ahead of a wisdom teeth removal, some people worry about both the extraction and what could happen
after the extraction: dry socket. If a blood clot doesn’t form at the site of a
tooth extraction, the extraction site may dry out and develop into a condition
known as “dry socket.” Dry socket can delay healing at the extraction site and
can even cause an infection to form there. However, there are some things you
can do to avoid getting dry socket after having a tooth pulled. Take a look at
the things you should know and do beforehand.
Preventing Dry Socket
Though your chance of developing dry socket after
wisdom teeth removal, there are some key steps you can take to lower the risk
Don’t drink from
straws during the first seven days after your procedure
Ask for stitches to
help ensure the site heals
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Posted on 11/8/2019 7:09 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
With a focus on treating gum disease, a periodontist is a dental specialist that can offer many more services than a general dentist when gum disease progresses from its earliest stage, gingivitis, to periodontitis. Take a look at some of the many things a periodontist in Chicago, IL do to help you get your gum disease under control, even in the most extreme cases of gum disease and tissue decay. Tartar Removal When the food particles and bacteria mixture known as “plaque” hardens, it’s form tartar. Tartar can promote cavities on teeth and facilitate the spread of gum disease. Most any dental office will offer tartar removal in the form of a “general cleaning,” the removal of tartar from teeth above the gum line or a “deep cleaning,” the removal of tartar from teeth roots below the gum line. However, a periodontist’s office will specialize in these services, services that can bring a mouth back from the brink and prevent irreversible decay.Gum Recession Tre ...
Posted on 10/28/2019 2:16 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
When food particles decay and mix with bacteria, it turns into grey-yellow muck known as plaque. Plaque eventually turns into tartar and starts to eat away at the gums and teeth. Gum disease can make your gums tender, it can cause decay and it can make it harder for you to feel comfortable smiling. But if you check in with a dentist soon enough, you’ll have laser gum disease treatment as an option for restoring your smile. Take a look at how laser gum surgery can give you your smile back.
Posted on 10/18/2019 1:56 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Are your teeth getting longer or are your gums covering less of them? When gum disease advances from gingivitis, its early stages, to periodontitis, it’s advanced stages, it begins to slowly eat away at gum tissue. And when the gums start to recede, the teeth begin to appear like their getting longer. Take a look at the symptoms of gum recession and find out what solutions a periodontist can offer you to get your oral health back on track.
Posted on 10/12/2019 1:45 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
The process of getting dental implants is a journey, one that will vary in length based on your needs, your current health and your expectations. Though different for each person, there are some common milestones you’ll encounter on the road to restoring your smile. Take a look at some of the milestones you’ll want to celebrate as you march towards your goal: a functional, healthy, mouth full of new teeth.
Posted on 10/2/2019 12:59 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Thanks to anesthesia, wisdom tooth extraction is a painless procedure for the most part. But when you leave the dentist’s office and the anesthesia wears off, the pain management will be left up to you. Your dentist will send you off with aftercare instructions to ensure that the healing process is as comfortable as possible. Take a look at some of the things your dentist will recommend to ensure that your mouth heals quickly and your discomfort is kept to a minimum.
Posted on 9/17/2019 7:25 PM By Periodontal Implant Associates
Two of the most powerful tools in your home are your toothbrush and floss. However, a buildup of plaque on teeth can eventually harden into tartar and facilitate the spread of gum disease. And when tartar is present, it’ll take more than brushing and flossing to keep gum disease from damaging your teeth and gums. And though you may not have the tools at home to break up tartar and beat back gum disease, a periodontist in Chicago has all the tools and experience needed to help you do so.