How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Thanksgiving Meal

November 9, 2018

An inflammation in the gum tissue leads to gingivitis. Without proper treatment, gum disease can worsen and lead to far more severe symptoms, such as loose teeth. Even moderate gingivitis can impact you in significant ways, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. See our dentist in Richmond, VA right away if you show any […]

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Treating Advanced Gum Disease

October 31, 2018

Gum disease treatment is vital to the health of anyone who develops symptoms of gingivitis or other gum infections. That’s because untreated gum disease develops into long-term periodontal disease which can a condition that causes permanent changes to patients’ smiles and lifestyles. Prompt treatment from a periodontist in Southern Pines, NC, can turn back the […]

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Best Reasons to See a Periodontist

October 30, 2018

There are a lot of patients who need a little help understanding when it’s best to see a dentist and when they would benefit more from a periodontist. It can be confusing, especially if you haven’t had a lot of experience with gum disease, because like many specialties in the health care field, periodontists are […]

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Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique a Permanent Solution for Gum Recession?

October 15, 2018

Gum recession is an embarrassing and common problem that affects over 64 million people in the United States alone. It’s also a potentially serious oral condition that can lead to tooth loss and oral pain if treatment is not received. While many periodontists still recommend gum grafting for those with gum recession, Drs. Mario Canal […]

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Diabetes and Gum Disease

October 9, 2018

It’s vital to have an experienced periodontist treat gum disease as soon as you notice the most apparent symptoms. You need immediate treatment when you suffer from loose teeth, bad breath, pain while chewing and puffy gum tissue. Many factors can contribute to the develpoment of these problems, such as tobacco use and hormonal changes. However, […]

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The Possible Connection Between Oral Health and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2018

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. It is a time for all people to educate themselves on the debilitating condition. Research suggests there may be a possible link between chronic gum disease and Alzheimer’s. In addition to the variety of reasons to avoid developing periodontal disease, having a reduced chance of getting Alzheimer’s later in […]

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Why Is It Important To Treat Gum Disease?

September 17, 2018

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) affects more than 64 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, many of those affected by this common disease underestimate its severity and long-term repercussions. If you think you have periodontal disease, here’s why it’s important to receive treatment […]

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3 Surprising Reasons You Need To Treat Your Gum Disease Now

September 17, 2018

It’s easy to put your own oral health on the back burner if you have a busy life. But if you’re experiencing common indications of gum disease, including inflamed gum tissue that bleeds when you brush your teeth, you need to take your symptoms seriously. Even though periodontal disease may seem harmless at first, it […]

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Can Children Develop Gum Disease?

September 7, 2018

Gum disease (also commonly known as periodontal disease) is typically thought of as an adult condition, but is it possible for children to have it too? Since periodontal disease typically occurs as the result of an insufficient oral hygiene routine, it is absolutely possible for children to develop it. Childhood gum disease, though rare, can […]

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4 Steps to Treat Gingivitis and Enjoy Having Healthy Gums

August 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered what your periodontist wants to see when doing an examination? You might be surprised to learn that at our office, one of the most important elements of any appointment is to ensure a patient has healthy gums to ward off problems like gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease. What are […]

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