Category: Periodontal Treatment

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

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Pregnancy can be overwhelming, with nearly every aspect of your body changing by the day. With all these concerns, expecting mothers might not think about how it affects their smile. Whether you are a first-time parent or you have been through this before, it is important to monitor your oral health. Today, your Kansas City,… Read more »

Gum Grafting: What Options Do You Have?

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Our gums can recede for a number of reasons. This condition is one of the most common that we see in the dental industry. Not only can this be embarrassing, but also dangerous to the oral health of the individual. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses the varieties of solutions to gum recession. 

Protecting Smiles With Periodontal Treatment

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When you have sore, red, or bleeding gums, this could mean gingivitis or the early stages of gum disease. Without treatment, this could mean a greater risk of worsening pain or tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about protecting your smile with periodontal treatment.

How Do You Maintain Good Gum Health?

Our gums not only frame your smile, but they also keep our teeth stable and in place. Which means when our periodontal health suffers, serious complications may arise, such as soreness, bleeding, and yes, tooth loss. In order to avoid periodontal disease, (or successfully manage it) you need routine care both at home and in… Read more »

What Exactly Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Keeping your teeth clean on a consistent basis is a fundamental principle of good oral health. It’s also the main goal of attending a routine dental cleaning at least once every six months. However, sometimes, you need to clean more than just the tops (crowns) of your teeth to keep your smile healthy. At our… Read more »

Real Reasons to Worry About Gum Disease

Being told that you have gum disease can cause several different reactions, but what’s most important is realizing the need for treatment as soon as possible. The longer you wait to treat it, the more severe it can become, and the more extensive the results can be for your oral and overall health. At our… Read more »

How to Tell if You Need Periodontal Treatment

One of the reasons why it’s important to stick to a routine of dental checkups and cleanings is because your dentist is your best chance at detecting certain dental issues. For instance, your dentist can inspect your teeth and gums for things you can’t see, like warning signs of gum disease, and recommend periodontal treatment… Read more »

Managing Gum Disease: Why?

According to the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adult Americans have some stage of gum disease. The roots of the word “periodontal” are “around” and “tooth,” and periodontal disease means inflammation and infection around the tooth. Gum disease affects the gum tissues and bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis (the… Read more »

Are My Gums Shrinking?

Looking into the mirror and seeing a change can be frightening. Whether it’s pimples, wrinkles, or something more serious, we tend to be the ones the quickest to notice a change in the mirror. If your gums look like they might be shrinking, it could be because they are receding. Gum recession occurs when the… Read more »

How Does Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The progressive disease, if not treated, can advance to the point that it destroys the foundation of your teeth, your gums and the bones that support them. Treatment of the disease in the… Read more »