Metropolitan Periodontics and Implantology Blog
April 28, 2020
To protect you from the inconvenience of sensitive teeth or control the risk of tooth decay over the long term, your periodontist may suggest soft tissue grafting in Florham Park to reverse gum recession. Like with most surgeries, the procedure can greatly improve the state of your oral health, but some recovery time is necessary. How long will it take your mouth to completely heal? And what can you do to avoid infections or other complications that could set you back? Read on to learn more about what you can expect in the days to come after you’ve received your graft.
January 3, 2020
Gum tissue is incredibly important to your oral health. In fact, it is just as important as the health of your tooth enamel, even though it doesn’t get nearly as much attention. The reality is without healthy gum tissue, your teeth cannot reliably stay in your mouth. Without treatment, your teeth can even fall out! With that said, there are stages of gum disease you’ll need to keep in mind, especially if a periodontist tells you that you need periodontal therapy in Florham Park. After reading this, you’ll understand the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis as well as the treatments that accompany both.
December 5, 2019
When people think of tooth replacement, they generally think of a denture or a dental bridge. While both work to rebuild your smile and prevent teeth from shifting out of place, they fail to address the underlying problem that’s occurring behind your gum tissue. Without tooth roots to stimulate bone tissue, it’s at risk of breaking down, shrinking, and negatively affecting your biting strength. With dental implants from an implant dentist, you can address these issues at the source, rather than wait for them to become a serious problem later.
November 22, 2019
Patients with periodontal disease, who have “gummy” smiles, or who are in need of a dental crown but have insufficient visible tooth structure are ideal candidates for crown lengthening. This safe and successful procedure makes it possible to restore, repair, and make smiles healthier, but in order to reap the results of this invasive procedure, it’s imperative that patients not hurry their recovery process. If you’re preparing for your own surgery, find out what you can do to make the crown lengthening and healing time faster and more effective.
December 5, 2018
Strides in dental technology that have been made over the past decade or so have greatly improved the process for just about every procedure. Visiting a periodontist who regularly invests in the latest technology will help to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible. If you are in need periodontal surgery in Florham Park, find out about the different modern tools and state-of-the-art techniques your periodontist may use in this week’s blog post.
November 15, 2018
It’s a well-known fact that dental implants are a popular method of tooth replacement, and maybe you even know someone who has one or two. If you’ve lost teeth or are on the brink of having an extraction, your next question is whether or not dental implants in Florham Park are right for you.
Only your implant dentist can confirm or deny your eligibility for this comprehensive tooth replacement, but doing your research beforehand will help you be more informed during an implant consultation so you know which questions to ask. Keep reading to learn about the things your dentist evaluates when considering your candidacy for implant dentistry.
October 5, 2018
Gum disease is a serious issue for adults in our country, with some estimates saying more than half of people over the age of 35 have the condition to some extent. If you, too, are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, you need to get help fast — it can take a serious toll on oral and overall health. Keep reading to find out what the warning signs are for gum disease, and where you can get treatment from a periodontist in Florham Park.
September 5, 2018
Healing after gum surgery can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week or more. It depends on the type of procedure you have had as well as what steps you take to aid or slow recovery. People who smoke may have an especially difficult time in the few days following a periodontal procedure. As your periodontist in Florham Park explains below, tobacco only slows the body’s ability to heal and can put you at an even higher risk of infection. So the best thing to do? Reduce smoking (or kick the habit altogether) well before the procedure is scheduled.
July 10, 2018
A periodontist is a type of dental specialist that you may have to visit at some point. They are an expert in all things related to your gums, and as such have received extensive education and hands on training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease, as well as the placement of dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about your periodontist in Florham Park — including why you might need to see one, and what you can expect if you do.
June 10, 2018
Gum disease treatment has dramatically improved over the last several years, and now, a dentist or periodontist can help you manage your periodontal (gum) health with greater comfort and ease than ever before. One popular method is with LANAP/LAPIP in Florham Park. Keep reading to learn more about this laser-assisted option for treating gum disease — it’s time for the FAQ!