What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis, is a disease that targets the gums and the bone that supports teeth. While it is a common gum infection, it can quickly develop into a serious issue if not treated properly. Let’s dive into the basics of periodontal disease to better understand the causes, symptoms, and warning signs. Periodontal Disease Periodontitis is the …

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are a great solution for replacing missing teeth. If you’ve lost one tooth or multiple, a dentist or periodontist will likely suggest a dental implant. This procedure can be somewhat daunting and confusing, so let’s break down what a dental implant is, why a patient may need one, and how to determine if you are a candidate. What …

Oral Hygiene: Brushing & Flossing

Good oral care is not a luxury—it’s a necessity. Healthy teeth and gums not only allow you to chew and speak properly, they also help prevent disease. Keeping your mouth healthy isn’t difficult, but it does require some effort on your part. The following tips will help you develop an effective home oral care routine: Use a soft-bristle, adult-size toothbrush …

New Patient Exam

On your first visit to our office at Village Periodontics, there are a number of things we hope to accomplish with you. Comprehensive Periodontal Exam The exam will cover many different things and the information gathered during this process will give your doctor all the information they need to recommend the best treatment option for your specific needs and desires. …

Can Periodontists Do a Root Canal?

Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on the gums and bones of the mouth. However, periodontists do not perform root canals. Endodontists, those who specialize on the dental health inside the tooth, are the ones who perform root canals. While they do not perform root canals, there is a lot that periodontists do to ensure the health of your mouth. …

How to Treat Periodontitis

Periodontitis, or periodontal disease, is a progressive disease that should be treated as soon as possible. It begins as bacteria in the plaque that infects the gums and causes irritation. Periodontitis can quickly develop to gum recession and bone loss, so here are some of the available options to treat the symptoms and prevent further development. Non-Surgical Treatment Options There …

Can periodontics be cured?

Periodontitis, or periodontal disease, cannot be completely cured once it is in its advanced stages. This is why it is imperative to understand the treatment options available and ways to prevent the further development of periodontitis. Here’s a closer look at all the options for prevention and treatment available. Treatment There is not one sole periodontitis cure that can definitively …

Periodontist vs. Endodontist

Just like in any field of medicine, there are a variety of specialties within dentistry. There are various differences, as well as several similarities, between periodontics and endodontics. To better understand which sort of dental care will best fit your specific needs, here is a breakdown of the differences between a periodontist and an endodontist. Their Overlaps The main similarity …

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a common gum infection, but one that can develop into a severe issue if not treated properly. Let’s dive into some of the basics of periodontal disease to better understand what it is, what causes it, and what it looks like. What is periodontal disease? In its many forms, periodontal disease is the result of infection and …

How Can I Naturally Reverse my Periodontal Disease?

How to Naturally Reverse Periodontal Disease

Treating gum disease… au naturel. Many people suffer from periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, without even knowing it. The best way to treat gum disease is through prevention. If gum disease has already developed, there are many ways to help reverse it naturally. These holistic practices can help promote your oral health but are not recommended in …