Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammation and infection of the gum tissues. It includes the stages commonly known as gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
With periodontitis, gums begin to pull away from the teeth, creating small “pockets” along the gumline. These spaces are highly difficult to clean without professional intervention and can lead to rapid worsening in overall oral health.
Gum recession is the progressive loss of gum tissue over time. This is generally caused by poor oral hygiene habits or periodontal disease. It is most common in people over the age of 40 but can begin much sooner in some cases.
Crown lengthening treatment removes excess gum tissue from around one or more of your teeth, exposing additional tooth structure above your gumline.
Dental implants provide a safe, durable replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants function like natural teeth and have a very natural appearance within your mouth.
Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. These teeth are also the most likely to require extraction, due to any of several complications.
A periodontal biopsy involves the removal of a small sample of gum tissue for laboratory analysis. This procedure is typically performed when there are clinical or radiographic findings that raise concern, such as persistent inflammation, abnormal lesions, or unexplained tissue changes.
The proper alignment of your teeth and jaw is crucial for maintaining a healthy bite and overall oral health. Bite misalignment, also known as malocclusion, can lead to a variety of problems, including jaw pain, headaches, tooth wear, and difficulty in speaking and chewing. Biteplane Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that aims to correct these issues and alleviate the associated symptoms.