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Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

What is a Dental Crown Lengthening Procedure?

The crown is the part of the tooth that sits atop the gums – the pearly whites that make up your smile. Sometimes there is not enough crown. Perhaps your tooth is broken below the gum line or has insufficient tooth structure for restoration. In this case, the gum,...

What to Expect When You Need a Sinus Lift

What is a Sinus Lift? A sinus lift, aka sinus augmentation, is a surgery that makes it easier to place dental implants. Some people with bone loss need dental implants but don’t have enough bone to support the tooth implant. A sinus lift increases the amount of...

Do Receding Gums Grow Back?

Good question. The answer is no. Gums will not naturally grow back around the tooth base. The good news is there are gum grafting procedures a periodontist can do to repair the damage. Connective Tissue Graft Gum grafting using connective tissue requires opening a...

Everything You Need to Know About a Gum Graft

What is a Gum Graft? Gum grafting is the transplanting of healthy gum tissue to correct receding gums. Gum grafts prevent tooth and root damage and restore healthy gums to their role as the primary protective seal around the tooth base. There are several gum grafting...

Is There a Procedure to Stop Snoring?

Snoring: that raspy, crackling, horrendous sound shakes the rafters and keeps everyone awake. A number one complaint from couples and families is that a partner or family member snores. People become irritated; things get touchy; the snorer may find themself the...

Sleep Apnea Oral Device Overview

Sleep apnea is a common and serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. The disorder results in less oxygen in the blood and usually awakens sleepers throughout the night. Sufferers from sleep apnea know how it can negatively affect their...

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Periodontal Disease?

What the Experts Think? This is a technical question that has no simple answer. In recent years, studies suggest a strong link between periodontitis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The connection indicates the two share inflammatory responses. In other words, the...

Save Your Smile by Restoring Your Gums

Most tooth loss results from bad gums. Often gum problems get ignored until it’s too late. The tooth is loose and cannot be saved.  But all is not lost. It is possible, with modern dental techniques, to restore gums to a healthy state. It is also possible to...

Can you get Dental Implants if you Have Bad Gums?

The simple answer is no. Implants replace lost teeth. Putting dental implants in unhealthy gums defeats the purpose because they will not “take” in unhealthy gum tissue and bone. A viable candidate will need to have your gum disease treated. People with...

Early Signs of Gum Disease

Healthy gums are the foundation of good oral health and overall wellness. Healthy gums shouldn’t bleed. While it’s true that occasional gum bleeding occurs, if you’re noticing blood often when you brush, it could be a sign of gingivitis—the first...