By the time most people reach their early 20s, all of their permanent teeth have grown in. For many, those include a third set of molars, often referred to as wisdom teeth, that may not fit as comfortably on the dental ridges as other teeth do. Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars that can’t erupt… Read more »
Month: August 2017
Important Facts About Oral Cancer Detection
Cancer occurs from the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells, and it can manifest itself in virtually any part of your body. Many casual conversations about cancer, however, do not always include oral cancer, instead concentrating on more notorious forms, such as breast cancer. Despite the lack of attention, however, oral cancer continues to run rampant… Read more »
The Advantage of Lifelike Dental Implants
Although advanced dentistry can help save your smile from almost any dental issue, there are still occasions when tooth loss is imminent, such as from dental trauma or severe periodontal disease. As impressive as preventive dental treatments are, our ability to replace the entire structure of a lost tooth is even more so. As a… Read more »
What Is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
The terms, gingivitis and periodontal disease, are often used interchangeably. However, it is important to realize that they are significantly different. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). As the mildest form, it can often be treated with targeted periodontal cleaning and an improved preventive dental routine. By contrast,… Read more »