Why See a Periodontist?

July 12, 2018

If you have bleeding gums or swollen and painful gum tissue, you may have gum disease also known as periodontal disease. It’s important to visit your periodontist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment, before the condition becomes more severe and harder to treat. If you have never seen a periodontist before, you may […]

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Risks of Delaying Gum Disease Treatment

July 10, 2018

Gum disease affects approximately half of adults in the United States. Even when you regularly brush and floss your teeth, you can develop gingivitis and other periodontal issues. Visiting your dentist in Gahanna, OH, every six months can help to treat gum disease before it causes serious problems, but some people put this off for […]

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Gum Recession Treatment

July 9, 2018

Gum recession is a common condition that can rapidly change the way you look. There are many different factors that can cause the gum recession, including gum disease, genetics and excessive vigorous tooth brushing. Regardless of the underlying causes contributing to your receding gum tissue, there are treatments available that can improve the way your […]

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The Impact of Tobacco on Gum Disease

July 6, 2018

There is no doubt that the consumption of tobacco in any form has adverse effects on the mouth and the health of a person (and surrounding persons) in general. Some people may try to downplay the seriousness of smoking, but do not let this fool you or anyone else – your dentist and other health […]

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Taking Steps to Prevent Gum Disease

July 5, 2018

Diseases of the gums, including gingivitis, are among the most common preventable health problems. They have big consequences if they go untreated, too. Since symptoms can include long-term changes to your mouth like receding gums, preventing gum disease needs to be a priority. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure […]

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Treat Gum Disease for Your Summer Smile

June 28, 2018

Dealing with gum disease in Springfield, MO? Don’t let it get you down. With gum disease treatment like LANAP®, you can get your smile ready for the summer with Dr. Tokarczyk. It’s important to address gum disease. This condition is painful and can have long-term health impacts. It has been associated with difficulty controlling diabetes […]

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Leading Causes of Gum Recession

June 25, 2018

The gums are an integral part of keeping your teeth in place. When pockets are formed between the teeth and the gums, infection can spread. This is also known as gum recession and occurs when gum disease is left untreated too long. As the structures of the bones and teeth are severely damaged, gum recession […]

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Long-Term Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease

June 22, 2018

There are three primary stages of gum disease. The earliest stage is gingivitis, which is when the inflammation is most easily treatable. Next comes periodontitis, which is when the supporting fibers and bone that keep teeth in place become irreversibly damaged. Lastly, there is advanced periodontitis, which typically requires teeth to be removed. This is […]

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Preventing Gum Disease

June 21, 2018

One of the most serious and preventable oral conditions is periodontal disease. For many people, it is a fact of life because regular attention to oral health is not a priority. The fact is, though, that when you treat and act to prevent gum disease, it is almost always possible to restore you oral health. […]

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4 Dangers of Gum Recession

June 15, 2018

You should never ignore gum recession. Although it is easy to write off as a cosmetic issue, it can lead to serious oral health problems. As soon as you notice a difference in the way your gums and teeth fit together, you need to contact our periodontist immediately. Gum Disease A receding gum line is […]

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