Our Periodontist Can Perform a Frenectomy for You or Your Child As Needed

Do you know what a frenectomy is? It is a simple surgical treatment where our periodontist removes the “frena” in your mouth to modify the binding tissues in the mouth. The “frenum” is the small fold of connective tissue in your mouth that attaches one surface to another. It often refers to oral procedures correcting lip ties or tongue ties... read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Week Is in April and Can Help Save Lives!

Oral Cancer Awareness Week is observed on April 3 – 9, 2022 (thanks to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance). It is supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to draw attention to this often fatal disease and how early detection is the key to surviving cancer. Oral Cancer Screenings We encourage getting oral cancer screenings as... read more »

What To Expect if You Have a Tooth That Needs To Be Extracted

Do you need to have one or more permanent teeth extracted? For adults, there are a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from the roots. Some of those include severe damage from tooth decay, trauma from a fall or blow to the face, or bacterial infection of the tooth pulp. Another reason may be overcrowding... read more »

What You Can Look Forward to at Your Periodontal Cleaning

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning and exam? If you are like many people these past two years, it’s been all too easy to let your routine cleanings slide for one reason or another. But even if you kept up with your daily brushing and flossing regimen, without those regularly scheduled cleanings, your gums may now... read more »

Understanding What a Dental Bone Graft Is and Whether You Need One

There are times when you might need the help of a dental bone graft because you have lost vital bone density in your jaw, where the bone resorbs (melts away), negatively impacting your surrounding teeth. Bone loss occurs when your mouth suffers trauma, tooth loss or advanced gum (periodontal) disease. When extracting a tooth, bone removal may be needed to... read more »

Do You Know What Periodontists Do and How We Can Help You With Your Oral Health?

As periodontists, we are, in fact, dentists who specialize in treating the soft oral tissues (gum disease) and the jawbone underneath as it supports your teeth. Our training involves graduating from an accredited dental school earning a 4-year undergraduate college degree and then pursuing another three years of study in a periodontology residency training program. We focus on managing periodontal... read more »