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Common questions about your periodontal health

What is gum disease?  Is it true that infections in my mouth can effect my heart health?  Are dental implants reliable?  The American Academy of Periodontology provides a number of excellent resources addressing these and many other issues.

How does periodontal disease impact my general health?

More and more the scientific literature supports an association between periodontal disease and other chornic inflammatory conditions, such as, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  Inflammation provides a common thread or link between oral health and whole-body health.  Treating active periodontal disease is of utmost importance for keeping a healthy mouth, of course;  increasingly, we are becoming aware of its impact on our systemic health.

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What is a dental implant?

Dental implant therapy provides an effective soultion for replacing teeth.  As we work closely with a restorative dentist, the end result can provide a natural-looking and feeling replacement of lost natural teeth.  Current dental research indicates impressive success rates for dental implants. 

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What is periodontal plastic surgery?

Periodontists can provide a range of aesthetic services to adress patient concerns, such as a gummy smile, an uneven gum appearance, or visible roots.

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