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 »

The Best Smiles are Built with Preventing Gum Disease Risk Factors

To ensure you receive the quality care your smile needs, it is important to always be aware of what you can do to help keep your teeth and gums safe. Although many individuals follow proper oral hygiene techniques in order to protect their teeth from damage that can arise, it... Read more »

The Consequences of Gum Disease

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50 percent of Americans age 30 and over suffer from gum disease. The early stages of gingivitis begin with swollen and bleeding gums. If it is into treated, it can develop into a more severe form of gum disease called... Read more »

Can a Dental Implant Give You Back Your Confident Smile?

People can lose one or more teeth for a variety of reasons. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease can claim teeth, as well as oral trauma or injury. No matter what the cause of missing teeth, dental implants have become more and more popular as restorative measures.... Read more »

Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Gum disease is typically painless, but it can damage your mouth greatly if it is not taken care of. Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. It is caused by plaque buildup on your teeth; plaque is a sticky film of bacteria which constantly forms on our teeth and gum... Read more »

Long Term Periodontitis Can Cause the Loss of Multiple Teeth

If chronic gingivitis problems are not treated in a reasonable amount of time, the latent inflammation in the periodontal tissues can worsen into the gum infection condition of periodontitis. As it continues to advance this severe state of gum disease can cause your periodontal tissues to recede from the base... Read more »

Addressing Minor Bad Habits Can Help Prevent Severe Dental Fractures

While your tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to allow your teeth to bite and chew common foods, there are still some things that can apply excessive force, causing a severe chip or significant dental fracture. When this happens you might experience persistent pain and tooth sensitivity. Even... Read more »

Lost Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants

If you’ve been in a car accident or are involved in heavy contact sports, you may find yourself with multiple knocked out or loosened teeth that need to be extracted. When your gums have healed, you will want to replace these missing teeth with Dr. Sean P Avera can start... Read more »

How to Treat Gum Disease

What's the best way to deal with periodontal disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are several methods to treat periodontal disease, doing all you can to avoid it is the best course of action. (And our office can work with even the most advanced gum disease.) Here are a few... Read more »

What Is Scaling & Root Planing?

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? Scaling and root planing, which is also called deep cleaning, may be suggested to those who have gum disease. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but those with periodontal disease... Read more »