Have you recently had your missing teeth replaced with dental implants? These permanent prosthetics are a great alternative to traditional bridges and dentures because of their longevity, functionality, and natural aesthetics. But have you thought about how to avoid dental implant failure? Although rare, it can happen. A periodontist is here to share four things you can do to minimize your risk and keep your new smile in place for a lifetime.(more…)
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4 Ways to Prevent Dental Implant Failure
January 10, 2023
3 Reasons Crown Lengthening Might Be Necessary
December 20, 2022
When meeting with your dentist, you may learn that crown lengthening is necessary. If you’ve never heard of this type of procedure before, you might have several questions, one of which is why? It’s normal to wonder if what is recommended is actually something you do in fact need, so hear from a periodontist who explains three reasons why this unique procedure is necessary and can be helpful to your smile.(more…)
3 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays While Recovering From Periodontal Surgery
November 22, 2022
If you’re choosing to use your holiday break to undergo oral surgery, you may wonder if there is any hope of enjoying the festivities with family and friends. Naturally, it is essential that you pay close attention to your recovery and ensure that you are healing properly, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the delicious foods and good times of the season. Here are three tips to keep in mind when visiting loved ones and having a memorable Thanksgiving.(more…)
All-On-4® Recovery Process: What You Can Expect
November 12, 2022
When missing an entire arch of teeth, you may learn that you are ineligible for traditional dental implants. The most common reason is a lack of jawbone density that is necessary to support new teeth. However, with All-On-4® dental implants, you can rebuild your smile without undergoing additional preliminary procedures (i.e., bone grafting). Find out what you can expect when preparing for the recovery process.(more…)
Can Smoking Negatively Impact Dental Implants?
October 14, 2022
Are you considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth? These superior prosthetics make it possible to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for 30 years or longer as long as you remain committed to taking care of your new teeth. However, certain bad habits (i.e., tobacco use) can make it much more difficult for this type of treatment to be successful. If you think smoking and dental implants are not a bad idea, a local periodontist is here to explain why you can be left paying a lot for an unsuccessful procedure.(more…)
Is It Painful to Undergo a Gum Graft?
Do you have receding gums because of your periodontal disease? Having teeth that appear longer than usual and living with increased sensitivity because of your exposed tooth structures can be embarrassing and painful. Fortunately, there is a solution that can minimize your symptoms and allow for a more beautiful smile – a gum graft. But will this procedure hurt? How long will it take to recover? A periodontist explains what you can expect when preparing for this type of oral surgery and why there’s no reason to worry.(more…)
How Does Gum Disease Affect Facial Shape?
If you are living with gum disease, you probably already know that red, swollen, and bleeding gums come with the territory. While these symptoms can be reversed if caught in their early stages (gingivitis), they can worsen over time if left untreated. Should this happen, you will not only face increased inflammation, but you’ll also suffer bone and tooth loss, which can negatively impact your oral health and facial structure. If you’re wondering how bacteria that attack the soft oral tissues can change your appearance, a periodontist in Worcester explains.(more…)
Does a Tooth Extraction Eliminate Gum Disease?
If you are dealing with advanced gum disease, you might be thinking the only way to effectively get rid of the inflammation, bleeding, and tenderness is to extract your teeth. After all, if there are no tooth structures for the bacteria and plaque to attack, the problem will simply go away, right? A periodontist is here to answer this question and many others while also sharing what they can do to improve the health of your smile.(more…)
Is It Possible for Receding Gums to Grow Back?
Have you recently noticed your teeth appear longer than usual? Do your gums look red or feel swollen? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are likely suffering from gum disease. When caught in its early stages (gingivitis), the symptoms are reversible; however, once it escalates, problems like gum recession may have you wondering, “will my gums grow back?” A periodontist in Worcester explains the unfortunate reality of advanced periodontal disease and what you can do to avoid it.(more…)
Is Gum Disease Genetic?
October 6, 2022
Your oral health is a precious asset, and there is much you can do to protect your smile from gum disease in Worcester. However, the unfortunate truth is that some risk factors for this condition are beyond your control. Let’s talk about how your genetics can play a role in whether you develop gum disease. We’ll also touch on some things you can do to recognize the size of gum problems and prevent them from worsening.(more…)