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 a more severe stage, make sure that any time you... 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 about gum disease and potential symptoms that can arise alerting... 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 is also important to be aware of any risk factors... 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 periodontitis, which carries with it the risk of tooth loss.... 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 tissue. There are many signs that could point to gum... 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 things that you should know about gum disease and how... 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 have gums that are separating from the teeth. When you... 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 disease can be caused due to heavy drug use, including... 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 your teeth, you are in need of a proficient method... 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 graft can be the necessary groundwork for dental implants. Bone... read more »