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Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. If it is not removed, you may develop gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.…

Periodontal Disease: Understanding and Treatment Options

Periodontal diseases can range in severity, and if not treated in time can swiftly advance from tender gum inflammation to the risk of tooth loss. Gum disease can also result in permanent damage to soft tissue and bone. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, there are treatment options available when you meet with…

Things to Tell Your Dentist

Many people only plan on going to the dentist twice a year for regular cleanings. These are the routine appointments that people are intimately familiar with which include a general cleaning, flossing, and a quick checkup by the dentist to ensure there aren’t any cavities or oral health issues. What people may not understand is…

General Dentistry

General dentistry encompasses a broad range of diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. Everyone should see a general dentist for routine oral health examinations, twice-yearly cleanings, and treatment of routine oral health complications, such as minor tooth decay. General dentistry is as much about prevention as it is about treatment. Patients who…