Category: Patient Corner

Check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions!!

Are your gums swollen? (Compare the appearance of your gums with those in the picture of healthy gums on the above)Do your gums bleed when you are brushing, or when you use a toothpick or other cleaning device?Have your gums shrunk back or receded, so that your teeth appear lengthened?Are you aware of any loosening … Continue reading Check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions!!

Dental Implants- permanent solution to missing teeth!!

Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth since the mid-1960s, but in recent years their use has become much more widespread. They can be used to support crowns replacing single missing teeth, bridges that restore a larger span of missing teeth, or even dentures. Implants are manufactured from titanium, a metal that is known to be compatible with … Continue reading Dental Implants- permanent solution to missing teeth!!

Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE)

The AAP recommends an annual comprehesive periodontal evaluation, or CPE, to assess your periodontal health and identify conditions such as periodontal disease that may need additional treatment. What is a comprehensive periodontal evaluation? In 2011, the American Academy of Periodontology published the Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement, which recommends that all adults receive an annual comprehensive … Continue reading Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE)

Peri-implant diseases-general concept!!

Peri-implant diseases are inflammatory conditions affecting the soft and hard gum tissues around dental implants. Similar to a natural tooth, bacteria can build up on the base of the implant, below the gum line. Over time, the bacteria irritate the gum tissue, causing it to become inflamed, damaging the tissue and if not caught early, … Continue reading Peri-implant diseases-general concept!!

Gum disease in children-how to prevent??

Chronic gingivitis. aggressive periodontitis and generalized aggressive periodontitis are types of gum disease in children. Types of periodontal diseases in children Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes gum tissue to swell, turn red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental … Continue reading Gum disease in children-how to prevent??

Gum disease and women!!

Gum disease and women!!

A woman's periodontal health may be impacted by a variety of factors. Puberty During puberty, an increased level of sex hormones, such as progesterone and possibly estrogen, causes increased blood circulation to the gums. This may cause an increase in the gum's sensitivity and lead to a greater reaction to any irritation, including food particles … Continue reading Gum disease and women!!

Periodontal disease and systemic health!!

Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage … Continue reading Periodontal disease and systemic health!!

Frequently asked questions about gum disease!!

How is gum disease linked to cardiovascular disease? Research has shown that periodontal disease may increase the risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Both periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are chronic inflammatory diseases, so researchers believe that inflammation may account for the association between the two. Untreated periodontal disease can increase inflammation in the body, which … Continue reading Frequently asked questions about gum disease!!

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 and supporting bone structure … Continue reading Preventing periodontal disease