The Basics of Gingivitis

If your oral hygiene begins to suffer, you could end up with the beginning stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. For a better understanding of the basics of gingivitis, listed below are some important facts to think about: - Poor oral health habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco... Read more »

What Is Gum Disease and What Causes It?

When your gum tissue becomes infected over time, it is referred to as periodontal disease or gum disease. If it is not treated, by its advanced stages it can result in the loss of teeth. What is gum disease and what causes it? Listed below are some signs and symptoms:... Read more »

Dental Care as You Get Older

Your teeth were meant to last for a lifetime. So, as you get older, there is no reason to expect that as your number of birthdays increases, the number of your teeth will decrease. Healthy dental habits will keep your teeth right where they should be. That’s not to say... Read more »

Can Bone Grafting Help You?

When it comes to your health care, it is always good to ask questions, so you can understand all you can about your condition. Having a bone grafting procedure is no different. That is why our team here at Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, is happy to talk to... Read more »

Conquer Stress with Dental Sedation

Conquer stress with dental sedation. As with all methods of sedation, the main benefit that most patients are looking for is to conquer stress. Dental anxiety is common for many people, so mild sedatives are often used to help relax a patient when necessary. For more advanced treatments that may... Read more »

Gum Disease: How to Deal With It

You might know that gum disease is actually a fairly serious, yet common issue that you should try to address as soon as possible. However, did you know that almost half of all Americans have gum disease? Of course, it’s important for you to have gum disease treated as soon... Read more »

Gingivitis Can Be Treated with a Dental Cleaning and Improved Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. This mild infection and inflammation of the gum tissues needlessly afflicts a large amount of the American population over the age of 30. Early symptoms include gums that bleed easily from daily brushing and flossing as well as chronic bad breath. Early... Read more »

Replace Missing Teeth with These Helpful Procedures

Tooth replacement therapies are used to prevent tooth loss from destroying your life. Although teeth carry on invaluable functions that help promote chewing, eating, and speaking, there are many artificial replacements that can mimic the look and function of natural teeth. Depending on your age, jaw strength, and specific needs,... Read more »

Surgical Extraction Might Be Needed to Alleviate the Pain of an Impacted Tooth

Wisdom teeth are technically vestigial third molars left behind by the deep traces of human evolution. They typically attempt to emerge from the gums in the back of your mouth in late adolescence. Typical symptoms of eruption include pain and pressure in the back of your mouth. It might also... Read more »

Gingivectomy: Cosmetic and Functional

Crown lengthening, or a gingivectomy, is a rather common procedure for both cosmetic and periodontal disease treatment. It involves removing and reshaping the gumline on the teeth, either to reveal more teeth or to reduce pockets caused by gingivitis. Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more... Read more »