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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How LANAP Is Making Gum Disease Treatment Easier

July 18, 2018

Patients and care providers alike have been stunned by the rapid change in gum disease treatment that the LANAP system has made possible. This unique laser gum disease treatment is less invasive than any other process used to treat the condition, and it’s also known to cause the patient little to no discomfort. How is […]

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Top 5 Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

July 17, 2018

Traditional gum grafting has long been the go-to solution for receding gums in Lafayette, LA, but it’s known as an uncomfortable treatment with long recovery times that often make it inconvenient for patients. From scalpels and sutures to weeks of strict dieting, gum grafting for gum recession can often scare patients away from getting the […]

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Gum Disease Treatment for Your Summer Smile

June 14, 2018

Gum disease is also known as gingivitis or periodontitis and can range in severity depending on the patient. The condition begins when bacteria has a prime environment to grow in the mouth and is never removed or treated. Over time, the gums are eaten away and are no longer able to hold the teeth in […]

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How to Choose the Right Periodontist

June 12, 2018

Do you need a periodontist? While your general practitioner can perform a variety of dental procedures, some treatments are best reserved for a specialist. A periodontist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of periodontal tissue and bone. If you have gum disease, for example, or need dental implants, a periodontist is the doctor […]

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