The Importance of Treating Gum Recession

October 31, 2018

Receding gums are no joke for periodontal patients. They are one of the most pronounced symptoms of gum disease, and the recession can start very early in the disease process. It’s best to treat it while it is still minor because advanced gum recession will not regenerate completely on their own. Instead, they will require […]

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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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Increasingly Popular Gum Recession Treatment

October 8, 2018

Have you recently noticed that your gum line is receding? You may have been told that your only treatment option is to take tissue from somewhere in your mouth (most likely the roof of your mouth) and graft it directly to the receding portion of your gums. Gum grafting is still commonly used to treat […]

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3 Ways That LANAP Has Changed Periodontics

October 2, 2018

Modern technology improves nearly every aspect of life, including oral care. Now, periodontists are learning how to maximize efficiency and minimize patient discomfort with the help of leading technology such as laser dentistry procedures. LANAP® laser gum surgery is now the preferred method of treatment for gum disease because it has offers many benefits over […]

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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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Pinhole Surgical Technique vs Gum Grafting

August 2, 2018

If you have gum recession, you know firsthand how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. Gum recession can increase tooth sensitivity by exposing the roots of the tooth. Over time, extreme recession can even lead to tooth loss. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to receive treatment when you notice signs of recession. While […]

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Crack a Tooth? See Our Emergency Dentist Posthaste

August 1, 2018

August 3rd is National Grab Some Nuts Day. It is a day where Americans are encouraged to grab a handful of pecans, almonds or pistachios and chow down. However, nuts are tough, and people have been known to crack teeth when trying to enjoy a tasty snack. If this occurs to you, then do not […]

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The Pinhole Surgical Technique® for Your Summer Smile

July 19, 2018

It’s summertime, and that means travel, outdoor activities, and wonderful summer photo opportunities designed to help you remember everything you did during this warm season. If you’re experiencing receding gums in Matthews, NC due to advanced periodontal disease, though, your smile might not be what it was during previous vacations. Before you worry about your […]

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The Two Key Differences Between a Periodontist and a Dentist

July 18, 2018

Have you ever been confused about whether you should see a dentist or periodontist for an oral health issue? You’re in good company. Many people don’t understand how various oral health professionals differ from one another. Since your treatment outcome largely depends on what type of professional you see for your oral issues, here are […]

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Finding the Right Gum Disease Treatment for Each Patient

July 18, 2018

When looking at options for gum disease treatment, each patient’s needs must be evaluated carefully, and that includes an evaluation of the progress of the symptoms and each one’s severity. That’s why Dr. Ferrier offers a wide variety of treatments designed to work at different stages and for different symptoms of various gum diseases. As […]

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