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 »

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 »

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 DDS Inc. are prepared to ease your discomfort and provide... read more »