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What Can You Do to Prevent Dental Implant Failure?

June 18, 2024

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Illustration of dental implant in jaw

Dental implants represent a significant investment, and they can make a big difference in your ability to eat a variety of foods and smile with confidence. As such, you’ll naturally want to do everything you can to protect them. It is rare for dental implants to fail, but you need to be aware of the possibility so that you can take the right steps to avoid it. Below is an overview of what can cause dental implant failure and how it can be prevented.

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3 Important Questions to Ask Before Gum Disease Treatment

June 14, 2024

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Close-up of woman smiling and showing signs of gum disease

Gum disease can have dire consequences for your smile if it’s left alone for too long, but luckily your periodontist can treat the problem before it grows any worse. However, it’s important to confirm that you fully understand what to expect from the procedure, and that means asking a number of key questions beforehand. Below are 3 examples of things that you should ask your periodontist before you commit to the gum disease treatment process.

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How to Deal with a Loose Dental Implant

May 30, 2024

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Model of dental implant between natural teeth

Like your natural teeth, dental implants are meant to stay firmly in place in your jaw. If they ever come loose, it’s an issue that you can’t afford to ignore if you want to preserve your newly rebuilt smile. Are you prepared to deal with a loose dental implant? To make sure that you are, here is a quick look at what can potentially cause this problem as well as what steps can be taken to resolve it.

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Should Healthy Teeth Be Replaced by Dental Implants?

May 16, 2024

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Illustration of a dental implant in the jawbone

It’s normal to consider asking your periodontist about getting dental implants when a tooth is already missing. But believe it or not, some people nowadays are considering having the treatment done to replace teeth that are still in good shape. Is this ever a good idea? Your periodontist is here to explain more about dental implants and when they should be used.

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Dental Sedation: What Does It Really Feel Like?

April 26, 2024

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Periodontal patient relaxing in dental chair after sedation

One thing to note about dental sedation is that it’s not actually meant to put you to sleep. It simply helps you relax in order to soothe your dental anxieties. As such, if you’re planning on having dental sedation administered during your upcoming periodontal treatment, you may find yourself wondering what it will feel like; here’s what you need to know prior to your appointment.

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Can You Have Dental Sedation Performed While You’re Pregnant?

April 19, 2024

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Pregnant woman sitting in a dental chair and smiling

If you need the services of a periodontist in the near future, you may be considering whether or not you should have dental sedation administered during the treatment. For many patients, sedation is a safe and effective way to manage their dental anxieties. But what if you happen to be pregnant? Is dental sedation still a good idea? Here’s what your periodontist has to say.

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How Will You Know if Oral Conscious Sedation is Right for You?

March 25, 2024

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Relaxed woman leaning back in chair at periodontist’s office

If you suffer from dental anxiety, the idea of having any type of periodontal work performed could make you feel extremely nervous. However, you have heard that some periodontists offer oral conscious sedation to help their patients relax. Could this be the key to getting the care you require while keeping your fears under control? Here’s a look at oral conscious sedation and what makes someone a good candidate for it.

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What Types of Drugs Are Used for IV Sedation?

March 13, 2024

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Close-up of IV drip used for IV sedation

If you need a powerful form of dental sedation to help you stay calm and relaxed during your periodontal treatment, there’s a good chance that your periodontist will suggest IV sedation. This is a great option for those with severe dental phobias, and it can involve a number of drugs depending on the situation. Want to learn more about IV sedation before having it performed? Here’s a brief look at how it works and what kinds of drugs may be used to soothe your nerves.

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Aftercare for Scaling and Root Planing: 6 Dos and Don’ts

February 26, 2024

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Periodontal patient sitting in chair and smiling

Are you planning on undergoing scaling and root planing in order to treat your gum disease? If so, you should make sure that you’re prepared to protect your mouth after the procedure. Following the right steps for aftercare will help ensure that there aren’t any problems during the recovery process. Below are 6 important dos and don’ts to keep in mind after scaling and root planing.

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Can Your Gums Grow Back After Scaling and Root Planing?

February 21, 2024

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Illustration of gum recession due to gum disease

When gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to all kinds of problems. Notably, it can result in gum recession, which is when gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, leaving the roots more vulnerable to bacteria as well as foods that can trigger sensitivity. Your periodontist is likely to recommend treating your gum disease with scaling and root planing, but will that allow the gum tissue lost to gum recession to grow back? Here’s what you need to know before having the procedure performed.

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