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What Is Dental Scaling and Root Planing?

2 Minute Read:  Regular dental care isn’t just about cleaning. Sometimes special procedures are called for to prevent cavities or gum disease.  Dental scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) are traditional manual methods for cleaning teeth and their roots. Despite new dental technologies and innovations such as laser cleaning, these old school methods offer the […]

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Do I Need an Oral Biopsy?

2 Minute Read:  An oral biopsy is a surgical procedure to take and examine tissue from the mouth more closely. Tissue may come from soft tissue, bone, or even tissue inside teeth. Oral biopsies are performed to diagnose or rule out oral cancer and other disorders. Have You Noticed Any Changes? Oral cancer may start […]

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What Is Gum Disease? Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

3 Minute Read:  Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a common but unfortunate dental condition that affects millions of Americans. While these are many factors that cause this infection, it is most often the result of poor dental hygiene. When bacteria are not removed through proper brushing, flossing, and dental visits, they can build up and […]

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What Are the Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery?

2 Minute Read:  Maintaining a beautiful smile with healthy gums is something we all strive to achieve. However, sometimes the gum tissue can start to pull away from the tooth, leaving the roots exposed and eventually causing many problems for your dental health. While gum recession often comes with age, some patients tend to be […]

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