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Why Do You Need Alveolar Bone?
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
The bones in your mouth are essential to keep your teeth in place for many years and hopefully all your life. We need bones to be able to properly chew our food and talk, so it is imperative that you practice good oral hygiene at home and keep your regular checkups, so we can prevent any serious problems in the future with the appropriate treatment. What is the Alveolar Bone? The alveolar bone proper, is the lining of the tooth socket or alveolus, which is contained within the alveolar process that is located on the maxilla. The alveolar process is the thickest part of the maxilla or jawbone that contains the teeth and the alveoli where they are suspended. The correct development of the alveolar process is critical to tooth eruption and tooth retention. Why Do You Need the Alveolar Bone? The alveolar bone is made of a thin plate of bone with multiple perforations, which allow the blood vessels to pass between the bone marrow and the periodontal ligament, a fibrous, connective tissue that joins the cementum covering the tooth's root to the alveolar bone. Preventing Bone Loss in Your Mouth The best way to prevent bone loss in the mouth is to get periodontal disease treated without delay. The longer you wait, the more bone loss you will suffer. When bacteria gets inside the gum line, gingivitis starts. This is the first sign of periodontitis, a dental condition where the tissue beneath your teeth and under your gums gets infected. When you have bone loss in the jaw due to periodontal disease, the gums won't be able to hold the teeth snugly and tooth loss may be a real possibility. Please make sure you call us if you suspect you may be suffering from bone loss....
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Who Benefits from Gingival Grafts?
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
If you have an exposed tooth root surface that is causing you pain and discomfort because of receding, we may suggest you get a gingival graft. Each patient is different, and this treatment depends on your own individual situation. What are Gingival Grafts? Gingival grafts or gum graft surgery is a surgical procedure where the gum tissue that surrounds your tooth is covered with new tissue from another part of your mouth, to stop gum recession and help with other side effects of gum disease, such as tooth decay and sensitivity. Do I Need Gingival Grafts? Gum grafts are used for medical reasons, to fix and prevent gum recession, but it can also be used for cosmetic reasons when your teeth look longer, and you want to improve their appearance. When the root is exposed because of receding gums, teeth sensitivity can be minimized with gum grafting. Gingival grafting can improve your gum health. Periodontal disease can eat away the gums in a relatively short period of time and gum grafting can stop that process by protecting the tooth from decay. Preparing for Gingival Grafts The first thing to do, once we determine you need gingival grafts, is that you need to get your teeth thoroughly cleaned, which can include the removal or tartar and bacteria. You will also receive additional information to that discussed at the office on how to prevent gum disease. The length of the procedure depends on how much of the tooth is affected and where the tissue is coming from. In most cases it comes from your own mouth, but when that is not possible, it can come from a tissue bank. Following the surgery, you will be able to go home with instructions on how to take care of the gingival grafts. This can include taking over-the-counter medications, using a mouthwash to control infections, and eating a soft diet for the first few weeks or so....
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Why You May Need Gum Reshaping
Posted on 9/23/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
When we see a patient who has suffered from periodontal disease, one remedy we suggest is gum reshaping. You may think of gum reshaping as a purely cosmetic procedure; however, the truth of the matter is that it can be a vital part of the treatment regimen to prevent further damage from periodontal disease. Gum Reshaping Can Help Limit Future Problems One thing that can make periodontal disease so troublesome is the way it develops. If your issue has progressed beyond gingivitis, there is a good chance that you have developed pockets below the gum line. These pockets can pose a very troublesome challenge because they provide a ready-made spot for food, bacteria, and other debris to collect. There, safely beyond the reach of your toothbrush, this detritus can begin to fester and decay, leading to even more problems. Sadly, once a patient's periodontitis passes a certain point, the pockets will not close up again. This means the patient will always struggle with keeping that area clean. Gum reshaping can help with this. We use a precision tool to reduce the excess gum in the area, effectively eliminating the pocket and helping the remaining gum tissue to seal itself back up against the tooth. This, in turn, makes it easier to keep things clean going forward. Is Gum Reshaping Right for You? Many of our patients are more than a little hesitant to undergo the gum reshaping procedure. Fear of surgery is one reason for this. Let us assure you that this is a simple and relatively easy process. You can have the procedure done and be back to your normal self in a very short time. If you have any questions about gum reshaping, please don't hesitate to call us or drop in for a visit. We're happy to help!...
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All Posts:

Why Do You Need Alveolar Bone?
10/25/2018
Who Benefits from Gingival Grafts?
10/15/2018
Why You May Need Gum Reshaping
9/23/2018
Periodontal Health and Dietary Habits
9/13/2018
Types of Gum You Should Stick With When Combatting Gum Disease
8/30/2018
Symptoms of Advanced Gum Disease
8/20/2018
Oral Health Benefits of Soy
7/20/2018
Dangers of Not Promptly Treating Gum Disease
7/10/2018
What Type of Flosser is Best for Your Gum Health?
6/25/2018
What Tobacco Does to the Gums
6/15/2018
How Scaling Removes Plaque from Beneath Your Gums
5/25/2018
Gum Disease And Your Oral Health?
5/15/2018
How to Keep Our Risk of Gum Disease Low as We Get Older
4/23/2018
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
4/13/2018
What Happens if Gum Disease Goes Untreated for Too Long
3/23/2018
Three Questions Most People Ask About Bleeding Gums.
3/13/2018
Do Gums Shrink After Getting Dentures?
2/25/2018
Can Your Hometown Affect Your Oral Health?
2/15/2018
Gum Reshaping Not Only Helps Them Look Better But Improves Health, Too
12/30/2017
Why Athletes Could Get More Gum Disease than Others
12/20/2017

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