Category: Gum disease

The Common Causes and Treatment of a Loose Tooth

The Common Causes and Treatment of a Loose Tooth

Our teeth are not set in stone, as it were. In other words, they are not solidly set into the jaw bone but rather are suspended in their sockets by means of an encircling network of fibres between the root ...

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The Periodontal Disease Stages Explained

The Periodontal Disease Stages Explained

Periodontal, or advanced gum disease, could be described as a silent problem, since the signs and symptoms are not at all obvious unless you know what to look for. Getting to know what to look for in terms of the ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Scaling and Polishing

Beginner’s Guide to Scaling and Polishing

Teeth cleanings are an essential aspect of maintaining oral and overall health. Some people are very familiar with this process, perhaps having done it every 6 months since childhood. For those of us not as familiar with the process we ...

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Do You Need To Know About “Root Planing”?

Do You Need To Know About “Root Planing”?

The bases of any periodontal treatment are scaling and “root planing” procedures. They do, to an extent, go hand-in-hand, but we will focus on the latter in this article. The primary objective of both these procedures is to restore one’s ...

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The Link Between Gum Disease And Heart Disease

The Link Between Gum Disease And Heart Disease

Over the last decade, emerging evidence has suggested that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease. Until 2009, this link was poorly understood. With new evidence demonstrating how certain forms of bacteria found in periodontal cases can ...

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Periodontal Abscess – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Periodontal Abscess – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A periodontal abscess is a collection of pus that can occur in the gums. It generally occurs in those affected by chronic periodontal disease (in the vast majority of cases). It is termed ‘gingival abscess’ if only the gums are ...

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Pain After Dental Cleaning – Is This Normal?

Pain After Dental Cleaning – Is This Normal?

Jim asks: “Can a dentist damage your teeth by giving to much high pressure cleaning when scaling them? I recently had a dental cleaning and my teeth are still sore days later”   Hi Jim, Thanks for the question. In ...

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