Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems in the world. This inflammatory condition occurs when the soft tissue of the gums becomes infected, usually as a result of poor dental health. Without treatment, this progressive condition can become painful and lead to receding gums, tooth loss, bone deterioration and worse. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help to overcome gum disease. One of these is scaling and root planing.
As a child, you use your baby teeth to discover various types of foods. Then, your baby teeth fall out and your permanent (adult) teeth erupt by six or seven years of age. According to the American Dental Association, adult teeth should come out at the right time and must last until you get old. Even so, various factors lead to the loss of teeth by tooth extraction. If you want to understand the reasons for tooth extractions, here’s what you need to know.
Gingival recession also called receding gums, is a common dental problem. People over the age of 65 years are most affected by this condition. Up to 88 percent of people in this age bracket experience some type of gum recession in one tooth or more.
Sedation dentistry comes in a variety of forms and depths depending on the needs of the individual patient and the type of procedure that they need to have performed. Your dentist will be able to advise you which type of sedation is best for you based on your individual needs.
Periodontal disease is often referred to as a silent condition. This is because it is usually painless and slow to progress. Fortunately, periodontal disease doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion. Here are our top tips for preventing it.
Tooth loss isn’t something that anyone is truly prepared for. Nevertheless, a staggering estimated 70% of adults over the age of 35 have already lost one or more of their permanent, second teeth and by the time we reach 50 years old, we may have lost as many as half of them. It seems that, despite the effort that many of us put into preserving our teeth, problems such as damage and decay and eventual tooth loss are an inevitability. Therefore, it pays to know what our options are regarding tooth replacement for when the time comes.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – We’ve all heard the phrase, but when it comes to practice, we don’t always implant this sage advice. When it comes to dentistry, many patients would prefer to avoid anything at all until they simply cannot avoid coming into the office for an emergency procedure. However, patients who practice preventive dentistry tend to yield better oral health for their entire lives without negative associations with their dentist.
Periodontitis is one of the most common yet preventable gum diseases. Essentially, it is an infection that attacks the soft tissue of the gums and even the bones that help keep all of your teeth in place.