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 »

Thoughtful Aftercare Measures Can Help Your Gums Heal After a Tooth Extraction

A severe dental fracture or a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity can cause significant distress and discomfort. In some of these cases Dr. Sean P Avera might be able to treat the distressed tooth with a root canal. However, if the tooth has been severely compromised or a large... Read more »

Replacing Your Natural Tooth with a Dental Implant

The extraction of a tooth is sometime needed due to an unfortunate accident or dental infection resulting in the removal of one of your teeth. This can be repaired with a dental implant! Our dental associates at Sean P Avera DDS Inc. strive to give you the dental care you... Read more »

How a Bone Graft and Dental Implant Can Restore Your Smile

Have you ever thought that because of certain imperfections in your teeth or jaw, you’ll never be able enjoy the confidence that accompanies a beautiful smile? Think again! Dental implants are an effective solution, both for replacing missing teeth and sustaining a healthy jaw structure. In some cases, a bone... Read more »

Flossing Your Teeth Once Each Day Is Important for Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease can affect your overall oral health in several different ways. Left untreated, it can cause chronic bad breath, gum inflammation, gum infection, and tooth loss. Severe gum disease can also cause a loss of bone structure in your mouth and complicate other medical conditions. It is primarily caused... Read more »

Crown Lengthening 101

What is crown lengthening? It is a common procedure where your surgeon removes either gum tissue, bone or even both to expose more of the tooth. This is typically done when a tooth needs to be fixed and local anesthesia is used. Our dental professionals here at Sean P Avera... Read more »

Gum Disease Problems Can Cause Serious Oral Health Complications

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow tartar to harden on your teeth near the gumline. If this happens, you will be at significant risk of suffering from gum disease. The earliest stage, which is known as gingivitis can cause the gums to bleed easily during brushing and... Read more »