When you notice your smile in the mirror or in a photograph, do you see teeth that are well sized or do they seem to be looking too long? Have those same teeth become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures of different foods and beverages? The problem may be that you have gum recession, which can expose the sensitive roots of your teeth. With gum grafting, your periodontist in Worcester builds up your natural looking gum line in order to cover exposed roots and create an attractive smile. Read on to learn more about receding gums and the gum graft procedure.
Handsman Periodontics Blog
August 19, 2017
July 28, 2017
Dr. Handsman and Dr. Jenny are skilled and experienced periodontists, so they are quite comfortable with all of the procedures performed in the office. However, they understand that you may not be so comfortable. Several of the procedures here are considered oral surgery. Therefore, some degree of anxiety or nervousness is to be expected. If, on the other hand, you’re so nervous that you simply cannot even think about your procedure, then we offer two types of sedation dentistry to help you overcome your anxiety and have the treatment you need. Speak to your periodontist in Worcester about oral sedation and IV sedation. Together you’ll decide which is best for you.
June 20, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of American adults over the age of thirty have periodontal or gum disease. That equates to approximately 47.2 percent of the adult population, and that figure jumps to more than 70 percent for people over the age of 65. Now, there is also research to show that there is an increased risk of oral cancer with periodontal disease or tooth loss. For this reason, your periodontist in Worcester, Dr. Handsman or Dr. Jenny, routinely conduct oral cancer screenings whenever they see a patient for periodontal care. Read on to learn more about the link between periodontal disease and oral cancer.
May 26, 2017
We applaud your decision to have dental implants to replace your missing teeth. There are other options available, such as dentures, partials or a crown and bridge. However, none of these quite matches up to implants that replace both the crown and root of missing teeth. Many dentists now offer dental implants. But for results that look good, feel good and last a long time, you are wise to choose a periodontist to perform your dental implant procedure. The doctors at Handsman & Haddad place dental implants in Worcester with planning and precision, so your new smile will give you years of pleasure.
April 16, 2017
If you are missing teeth, think back to when they were in place. Were they removable? Of course not. This essentially explains the advantage of having fixed dentures—your smile is firmly anchored to dental implants. And with All-on-4 dentures, your periodontist in Worcester can restore your smile faster than ever before. Read on to learn about why Dr. Handsman and Dr. Jenny frequently recommend this option to their edentulous patients.
March 21, 2017
Take a look at your smile in the mirror. What do you see? Most people see teeth and a bit of gum tissue. However, if you see a lot of tooth and very little soft tissue, then you may have gum recession. Receding gums cannot only make your smile less attractive, they can also cause severe tooth sensitivity. In this case, speak to your Worcester periodontist about gum grafting. Dr. Handsman and Dr. Jenny are both experts in performing gum graft surgery so you can smile confidently and eat a varied diet without discomfort.
February 22, 2017
Sometimes you really need to know what’s going on around you—like when you’re driving or operating heavy machinery. Other times, however, you really might be better off not knowing. Take, for example, when you’re having extensive dental or periodontal care. Wouldn’t it be better to take a nap and wake up with the procedure behind you? With IV sedation, that’s exactly what will happen. Worcester periodontists Dr. David Handsman and Dr. Todd Jenny and their staff are now certified to offer IV sedation in the office. Read on to find out how this safe and effective sedation dentistry can help you.
January 12, 2017
As periodontists, Dr. David Handsman and Dr. Todd Jenny and their staff see patients who have a wide range of dental and oral health concerns. Some require single treatments to regain functionality and appearance, while others require a collection of treatments. For those patients, we offer full-mouth reconstruction. As the name suggests, full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding or replacing most of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. The process combines aesthetic and restorative procedures to improve the health, function and appearance of your smile. Worcester implant dentists Drs. Handsman and Jenny frequently include implant-supported dentures in a plan for full mouth reconstruction. These not only enhance the beauty of your smile, but also improve speech and chewing capabilities. Read on to learn more.
December 18, 2016
Have you noticed that some of your teeth are beginning to look a bit longer than usual? Or maybe you have a couple of teeth that are particularly sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages? If so, then the problem may be that your gums are receding and some of your teeth’s roots are exposed. Gum grafting in Worcester helps to prevent further gum tissue loss, so you can once again have a smile that is healthy and attractive.
November 11, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve decided to have dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Of all the tooth replacement options available, implants are probably the most natural and the most healthful. The placement of your dental implants is key to the success of the procedure. In Worcester, dental implants are expertly planned and placed at the periodontics office of Handsman & Haddad.