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It Is Possible to Ease the Symptoms of Diabetes with Gum Disease Treatment

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Ronald Watkins
Gum disease is a condition that affects 5 out of 10 people. It is commonly caused by infections that affect the gums. If you don't brush or floss your teeth on a regular basis, you are more likely to develop gum disease. Gum disease can be treated, especially in its early stages. A connection has also been established between gum disease treatment and diabetes. Studies suggest that intensively treating gum disease will help ease the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. It does so by helping reduce blood glucose levels and manage other complications related to diabetes. How Gum Disease Treatment Can Help In a study done on a group of people with diabetes, half of the participants were given intensive gum disease treatment, which involved minor gum surgery and deep cleaning of gums. The other half received basic care that involved brushing and polishing their teeth. Both groups received these treatments alongside the type 2 diabetes medications they have been taking. After 12 months, those that received intensive gum disease therapy had a reduced blood glucose level by 0.6% more than those that received basic care. They also showed reduced levels of gum inflammation, something that lowers the risk of advanced symptoms of diabetes such as kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease. These findings are believed to be the first connection between intensive gum disease treatment and reducing the signs of diabetes, and improving blood vessel and kidney function. Gum disease is a condition that has been linked to diabetes, and it is known to increase blood glucose levels as well as chronic inflammation. All these conditions can lead to the improper development of blood vessels and kidney damage. Therefore, gum disease treatment will go a long way in reducing symptoms of diabetes. Visit our offices for more information on how gum disease treatment can help ease diabetes....

Types of Services We Can Offer

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Ronald Watkins
Apart from oral examination and general cleaning, there are many services we can offer. Such services include diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and conditions that could impact your tooth's supporting structures. When you come to our offices, you will enjoy a wide range of periodontal services; some of them include: Gum Graft Surgery This is one of the most common periodontal services. When you have gum recession, your tooth roots will be exposed. You will need gum graft surgery to repair the affected area and help prevent bone loss and additional recession. Gum graft procedures are used to cover roots by developing gum tissues where they are damaged due to extreme gingival recession. Our professionals will take gum tissue from a donor source from your palate during this surgery and cover the exposed root during this surgery. This can be done for several teeth or a single one to level your gum line. It is also done to reduce sensitivity. Dental Crown Lengthening During this procedure, excessive bone and gum tissue is altered to reveal the more natural tooth. This procedure can be performed on several teeth or a single one to level your gum line. It is one of the most effective ways of restoring a natural and broad smile. We may also recommend a procedure to lengthen your dental crown to make cosmetic or restorative dental procedures possible. This procedure is helpful, especially when your tooth is broken below the gum line, decayed, or doesn't have sufficient tooth structure for restoration. The crown lengthening procedure adjusts the bone and gum level to expose the more natural tooth, making the restoration process possible. This is procedure is not only ideal for cosmetic purposes but also helps improves your oral health. It does by helping prevent the spread of bacteria into the tooth pulp. For more information on the type of periodontal services we offer, contact our offices....

How Does the Root of Your Tooth Become Exposed?

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Ronald Watkins
A tooth root sits beneath the gum line and helps anchor your teeth in the jawbone. When a tooth root is exposed, it could cause damage to the teeth or gums. You will experience sharp pain and tooth sensitivity when you have exposed tooth roots. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to several dental infections and complications. Here are ways your tooth roots can become exposed. Gum Recession Gum recession is where the gums pull away from the teeth or draw downwards, exposing parts of the tooth that are normally under the gums. Extreme cases of gum recession will lead to the exposure of tooth roots. As a result, you will experience sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods. Injury to the Mouth Your tooth roots can also be exposed by sustaining an injury to the mouth. Severe mouth injuries can make your tooth lose or break, leading to the exposure of tooth roots. For example, a blow might make a tooth shift in alignment, exposing the tooth root. Tooth Decay This is another common cause of exposed roots. If tooth decay is not treated, it will lead to exposed tooth roots. This process happens slowly, and it might take several months to start causing damage. Tooth decay eats through the tooth enamel, a protective layer that protects the tooth. When the enamel is damaged, it exposes the underlying dentin and tooth roots. As a result, you will experience sharp pain and tooth sensitivity when drinking cold or hot beverages. Poorly Aligned Teeth Having crowded or misaligned teeth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these conditions increase the risk of tooth root exposure and other complications. Visit our offices for more information on how the tooth root can be exposed....

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It Is Possible to Ease the Symptoms of Diabetes with Gum Disease Treatment
Types of Services We Can Offer
How Does the Root of Your Tooth Become Exposed?
When May You Need a Perioscopy?
How Aggressive Flossing Could Lead To Gum Damage
Foods That You Can Eat as Snacks To Help Clean Your Teeth
How Gums Change as You Get Older
Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It Means
Signs the Pain You Feel Could Be a Dental Abscess
Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Impact on Your Gums When Consumed Regularly
Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist
How To Reverse Periodontitis
4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
Why Smile Makeover Is Needed for Senior Citizens?
What is Periodontal Disease?
How Do You Develop Plaque?
What is Trench Mouth and How Is It Treated?
Brushing Too Aggressive Can Cause Damage to Your Gums
How Can We Tell When Gums Require Grafts?
Lasers Make Treating Gum Trouble Easier
Are Gum Pockets a Problem?
Why Do So Many Athletes Have Gum Disease?
Is Your Oral Health Connected to the Health of Your Prostate?
Dry Mouth Can Increase Gum Disease Problems
How Same-Day Dentures Work
What Options Do You Have with Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Can Your Regular Dentist Treat Your Gum Disease?
Ways of Treating Gums that Do Not Stay Tight Against Your Teeth
Can You Eat Right After a Gum Graft?
People of All Ages Need to Be Aware of Their Gum Health
What to Do to Improve the Health of Your Gums
What is the Diagnosis Process for Gum Disease?
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