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 »

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 »