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5 Things NOT to Do After Having a Tooth Pulled

3 Minute Read:  Having a tooth pulled can be traumatic enough without suffering through “dry socket,” a painful condition that occurs in up to five out of 100 patients after dental extraction. What Is a Dry Socket? Dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, occurs when the blood clot that forms after a tooth is pulled becomes […]

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I Have Advanced Periodontal Disease — Can My Teeth Be Saved?

3 Minute Read:  If you have advanced periodontal disease (periodontitis), treatments are available to help you save your teeth. However, time is of the essence, as tooth loss is imminent when severe gum disease is allowed to progress. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal (gum) disease results from bacterial infections in the gums. When gum disease […]

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Can I Restore Bone Loss Caused by Periodontal Disease?

4 Minute Read:  If you are suffering from periodontal disease and are at risk of or have already begun losing teeth, there is hope!  Time is of the essence, and you must seek help from a periodontist, a dental provider who specializes in the treatment of gum disease. Severe gum disease doesn’t happen overnight. It […]

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