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7 Complications Associated With Periodontitis (Gum Disease)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums (gingivitis) that causes damage to the soft tissues and bones that support your teeth. An estimated 47.2 percent of adults in America have severe, moderate or mild periodontitis, according to a 2009 and 2010 study that researched the prevalence of periodontitis in adults in the United States. In addition to a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms such as swollen gums, pain or tenderness of the gums and pus formation between the gums and teeth, many serious complications can occur. Here’s a look at some dangerous complications your periodontist may point out to you. 1. Tooth Loss Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can generally be reversed with regular brushing and flossing. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. As periodontitis progresses, the supporting structures...

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Understanding Pulp Treatment In Young Children

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Pulp Treatment In Young Children

As an adult, you or someone you know have likely undergone root canal treatment. This is a procedure that treats internal tooth infections and salvages the tooth to avoid removal. However, what if your child requires the same treatment? Surely they don’t have to undergo this painful procedure? Well, you’re right. With children, there is an alternative available known as pulp therapy that aims to treat the internal infection and avoid the need for removal. This procedure can be carried out on milk or permanent teeth, and is typically classified into vital pulp treatment and non-vital pulp treatment.  What Is Vital Pulp Treatment? Vital pulp treatment is a procedure that involves removing the entire pulp from the crown whilst leaving the roots in place. Typically, this treatment can’t be carried out if your child is suffering from swelling around...

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