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 »

Smart Smile Basics: Gum Disease Risk Factors

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral health condition arising from infections within your gums. Gum disease can take place over a period of many years and can often result in numerous ailments including eventual tooth loss. Risk factors for gum disease include the following: - Gum... Read more »

Increased Fluoride Can Help Minimize Tooth Sensitivity Problems

A stinging sensation or general discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things can have a significant impact on your general enjoyment of life. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be addressed by brushing your teeth with a special brand of toothpaste that include potassium nitrate. However, this might simply mask... Read more »

Why We Use Lasers to Treat Gum Disease

Here at Sean P Avera DDS Inc., we believe in using safe, cutting-edge technology. That’s why we use lasers. And how does our periodontist use lasers, exactly? Dr. Sean P Avera is trained to perform a procedure called scaling and root planing. If your gums have infected the roots of... Read more »