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