Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Your Guide to Night Guards

There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to wear a night guard. They’re used a lot more often than you’d think, too, with quite a few adults utilizing them on a nightly basis. Even so, a lot of adults who could use them don’t ever end up getting... Read more »

Advance Your Tooth Replacement Benefits with Dental Implants

Dental implants give you the opportunity to enjoy advanced tooth replacement, as it is the only treatment method that applies the artificial teeth directly in the bone structure of the jaw where the missing teeth have been lost. Dr. Michael H. Connor and our team are pleased to offer dental... Read more »

Oral Health Concerns: Gum Disease Risk Factors

Because gum disease is such a debilitating disease to your oral health, effective treatments will need to be employed to help save the integrity of your mouth. If gum disease is left untreated, it can destabilize your gums and lead to tooth loss. Along with spotting several signs and symptoms... Read more »

Top-Notch Smiles for Spring: Gum Disease Symptom Recognition

Periodontics is a field of dentistry designed to care for your gums. Several options are available to make sure the tissues in your mouth are well taken care of. One of the biggest risks that can arise with your gums is known as gum disease. Gum disease, also referred to... Read more »

Meet Your Smile Goals With Dental Implants

For a patient who has lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants may be the solution. Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option because they are permanent and aesthetically appeasing. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, a dental restoration and an abutment. What... Read more »