Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

The Benefits to Be Had From Periodontics

It's always a good idea to have your teeth and gums inspected for any signs of dental damage. In situations where you have gum tissue disorders, you will need to visit our team to determine if you are suffering from gum disease. Gum disease, frequently referred to as periodontal disease,... Read more »

Scaling and Planing Teeth

One of the most important procedures you’ll have done here at Sean P Avera DDS Inc. in Auburn, California is getting your teeth scaled and planed. If you haven’t heard of these terms before, don’t worry - you’re not the only one. Scaling and planing are technical terms we use... Read more »

Recognizing Gum Disease Symptoms

Several health risks tend to arise when gum disease is affecting your mouth. If you are suffering from gum disease, you may have signs and indications in the form of abnormalities and irregularities with the look and feel of your gums. Rather than waiting for gum disease to progress to... Read more »

Oral Health Marvels: Symptoms of Gum Disease

Are you familiar with periodontal risk factors such as gum disease? Gum disease, also frequently referred to as periodontal disease, consists of an oral health condition in which the gum tissues in your mouth have become infected. Gum disease is a serious issue that must be treated. To learn more... Read more »

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. It’s a serious and dangerous dental issue that develops when plaque is left on your smile. When you fail to remove the plaque, it attacks the teeth and gums. This can cause red, swollen and tender gums that bleed easily as well... Read more »