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Gingivitis or Gum Cancer? Get the Facts You Need

November 10, 2022

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Mouth with harmful pathogensCavities aren’t the only threat to your oral health. There can be many other dangers lingering in your mouth, like gingivitis or gum cancer. Although the early stage of gum disease is more common than oral cancer, both conditions can produce similar symptoms. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, here’s what you need to know before jumping to the worst-case scenario. 

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4 Signs Your Child Needs a Frenectomy

September 12, 2022

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a child with a tongue-tie

Lip and tongue-ties can be problematic for infants, children, and teenagers. Depending on the severity, the tie’s restriction may not manifest until your child is older, but most symptoms tend to develop during infancy. But how do you know what to look for? Here are four signs to look for and what you can expect when it’s time for your child to undergo a frenectomy.

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4 Types of Gum Grafts for a Healthy Smile

August 12, 2022

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Woman having gum grafting procedureYour teeth aren’t the only component of a healthy smile. Your gums are equally important. They create a seal around your teeth to protect the roots, bone, and underlying structures from bacteria. Unfortunately, it’s easy for the soft tissues to be damaged by trauma, infections, or bad habits, like brushing too hard. If you have gum recession, your dentist may recommend a grafting procedure to restore a healthy, attractive gum line. There are different types of gum grafts, depending on your needs. Here are 4 options your oral surgeon may suggest.

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Is Gum Grafting Painful?

July 22, 2022

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Patient needing gum graftingYour gum health is equally important as your teeth. Unfortunately, you can lose gum tissue for various reasons, like an infection, aggressive brushing habits, or trauma. If there isn’t enough tissue to cover the tooth roots, you may need gum grafting. It can be included in gum disease therapy for patients with advanced stages of the infection. If your dentist has recommended gum grafting, you don’t need to be concerned about a painful procedure. Here’s what you can expect while on the road to a healthy smile. 

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Gum Disease Linked to Poor Mental Health

June 4, 2022

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Woman suffering from depressionDid you know cavities may not be the only danger lingering in your mouth? Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss, but an incomplete smile it’s the only consequence. Gum health has been linked to various health concerns, like heart disease, diabetic complications, and respiratory infections. Your physical health isn’t the only thing at risk. Research has found a connection between gum disease and poor mental health. 

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3 Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

May 5, 2022

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Impacted wisdom teeth shown in X-ray

If you plan to remember your summer vacation in later years, you’ll probably take vacation photos. There’ll be plenty of sights you’ll want to note so you can enjoy the trip even after it’s over. That said, you should try getting your smile in order before setting out. You don’t want to associate a fun summer with bad teeth, right?

Here are three summer-suited dental treatments from your cosmetic dentist in Chesterton. Read about them and consider if they’d contribute to good seasonal memories!

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Are Cases of Lip and Tongue Tie on the Rise?

April 30, 2022

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Baby with a tongue tieHave you noticed more babies are being diagnosed with lip or tongue ties? You aren’t imagining things. While the number of babies born with the issue hasn’t increased, the amount of infants diagnosed has been on the rise. After the introduction of bottle feeding with formula, breastfeeding is once again the popular option because of the various benefits for mother and baby. With nursing problems the most common symptom of a lip/tongue tie, more mothers are detecting the problem sooner. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, a dentist can restore normal oral movements with a frenectomy

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Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed for Spring Break!

March 4, 2022

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Woman smiling after wisdom tooth extraction

Have you been putting off your much-needed wisdom teeth extraction? As fun as having your molars removed sounds, you are so busy with your current schedule. Who has time to take it easy for a few days? The good news is that you have a break coming up that is perfect for the occasion. If you’re a dedicated student, Spring Break is a great opportunity to take care of your oral health without missing a beat when it comes to your academics. Continue reading to learn why it is often necessary to remove wisdom teeth and what you can expect for the recovery process.

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3 Tips for Recovering from a Dental Bone Graft

February 28, 2022

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senior couple in their living room after a dental bone graft

You were so excited to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, only for your oral surgeon to tell you that you needed a dental bone graft first. Don’t worry; this procedure is fairly common, as well as incredibly safe. Plus, it will strengthen your jawbone and give your new pearly whites a strong, healthy foundation. That being said, you’ll need to take a few days afterward to heal. Read on as an oral surgeon shares three tips for a smooth and successful recovery after dental bone grafting.

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Why Would I Need a Bone Graft to Get a Dental Implant?

January 4, 2022

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 illustration of bone graft

Tooth loss is a common issue that affects millions of Americans throughout the country. Fortunately, losing a tooth doesn’t mean you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option because of their numerous benefits. However, some patients need a bone graft before they can have dental implants placed. Continue reading to learn from your dental specialist in Prosper about why this is sometimes necessary.

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