Caring for your teeth and gums ideally involves only preventive measures like a good oral hygiene regimen at home and regular visits to your periodontist for a check up. But when gingivitis or periodontitis develop, you will need to counteract it with some form of periodontal treatment.
"Gum disease" is a scary phrase to hear, whether it be as part of a dental diagnosis or as a warning from your periodontist of what could happen if you fail to keep up good dental hygiene going forward.
The overall success rate for same day dental implants is 98%, only a hair breadth lower than the 99% success rate for regular dental implants. Dr. Kenzik's Teeth In One Day procedure has proved successful again and again with his many patients, and it offers many distinct benefits, including one-visit completion and less wait post-op for the mouth to heal so the implants can be put to full use.
Oral cancer proves fatal for some 10,000 Americans per year, and it comes in many forms and can affect almost anyone. Keeping up good oral health and avoiding major risk factors like smoking, heavy drinking, poor oral hygiene, and excessive sun exposure can minimize your risks, but since it cannot eliminate them, seeing your periodontist for an annual oral cancer screening is a good idea.
There are many key advantages of laser periodontal treatment over other treatment methods, ranging from improved gum health to prevention of tooth loss. The fact that the process is near-painless is certainly one of the biggest reasons for its popularity. But here, we want to focus on how laser gum surgery can save you time and discomfort during the post-op recovery process.