Periodontal disease is caused by infections and local inflammation of the gum tissue and the underlying bones that support your teeth. Early periodontal disease can cause swollen gums that bleed easily, while advanced periodontal disease may heighten the risk for bone destruction and subsequent tooth loss. Changes in the oral cavity as a result of declining estrogen levels during menopause can predispose women to periodontal disease. Here are some ways your family dentist might manage your periodontal disease if you are in menopause.
27 October 2020
So-called wisdom teeth often emerge during the late teens and early twenties. In many cases, that is when young people become adults. Wisdom teeth can emerge at other times, however, and they might appear early or even in your thirties. Also known as third molars, these teeth may create so many problems that they have to be removed. Read on to find out more about wisdom tooth problems and how to deal with them.
27 January 2020
Dental crowns can rescue cracked or broken teeth, protecting their interior tissue from infection, easing the pain of exposed nerves, and protecting the teeth from becoming even more damaged. Even with all of these benefits, however, crowns can't always work miracles — and sometimes they can even introduce some issues of their own. If you're having trouble with one of your dental crowns, here's a quick troubleshooting guide to help you and your dentist identify and solve the problem.
4 December 2019
Dental injuries are almost always unexpected. They occur as the result of an accident and/or blunt force trauma to the lower face. Your dentist can fix most of these injuries, but you may need a maxillofacial surgeon to correct the rest. Here are some examples of dental injuries and a dental injury treatment for each. Broken Tooth A broken tooth can occur when you get pummeled in the face in a boxing match or a bar fight, or you get a hockey puck to the mouth.
8 November 2019
You may only be referred to an orthodontist a few times in your life or you may have a dental issue that requires you to visit an orthodontist on a regular basis. If you ever do have to visit one of these professionals, one of the first questions you will probably have is: What is the difference between an orthodontist and a regular dentist? Many people wrongly assume these professionals are a lot the same.
11 October 2019
When selecting a dentist, it's a good idea to think about a lot more than their ability to put in some fillings. A family dentist is someone who will become a part of your life, and it's wise to choose one carefully. Follow these four tips to make sure you'll have a better experience when you have your chompers looked at. Check Out Their History Many professionals now keep profiles on career-centered social media sites like LinkedIn.
11 September 2019
When it comes to straightening a person's smile, few solutions have the proven track record of dental braces. Putting on braces is big business, and folks in the trade have devised a variety of ways to get the job done. You might be confused about what each of these approaches accomplishes so let's lake a look at their pros and cons. Metal Almost anyone who pictures dental braces is apt to first imagine the metal versions.
8 August 2019
When people think about oral healthcare, they will usually focus mostly on the condition of their teeth. While the teeth can be an extremely important part of your oral health, the gums are also vital. Due to patients generally overlooking this fact, it is common for them to neglect to provide effective care for their gums. What Is Causing The Gum Inflammation? Inflammation is one of the most common issues that patients will experience with their gums.
11 July 2019
Whether you are having a single tooth extracted or multiple teeth removed all at one time, it's important you are proactive about your oral surgery recovery. Proactivity leads to fewer complications and less discomfort, which in turn help you heal more quickly. All tooth extractions cause trauma to your jaw bone and will lead to some pain, swelling, and other discomforts. However, to lessen their severity, you can be proactive by following each of these tips:
18 June 2019
It does not matter where it is coming from exactly, as any amount of pus in your mouth is something that you are going to want to take very seriously. To help you have a clearer understanding as to why that is, you will want to continue reading. You Could Have A Massive Infection Hiding In There Sure, you might see a little pus and you might have been able to wash it away.
17 May 2019