Crown Lengthening for Form and Function

Crown Lengthening, also called a gingivectomy, is a flexible procedure that we use in a number of circumstances that our patient come to us with. It involves reshaping the gumline to lengthen the teeth, usually for one of a few reasons. Gingivitis is often a reason to get a gingivectomy. Advanced gum disease inflames and… Read more »

Hardened Tartar at the Gumline Promotes Gum Disease

When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth decay, the constant bacterial presence… Read more »

What Should You do About Gum Disease?

You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably know, gum disease can lead to a number of… Read more »

Do Your Teeth Weaken When you Age?

As you know, everyone ages. Similarly, you may have heard that you’ll lose your teeth as you age. However, this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, with proper care, your teeth can last for your entire lifetime. However, if you don’t care for your teeth well, you could lose your teeth. For example, if gum disease… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Poses a Significant Threat to Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues that plagues an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. The most likely cause of periodontal disease is hardened tartar at the gum line, resulting from a poor oral hygiene regimen. At the same time,… Read more »

Improve Your Smile with a Soft Tissue Graft

At Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, we offer a soft tissue graft, which is a graft of gingival tissue to improve your smile after having periodontal issues. Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Jack Schwarcz, may recommend a soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, to increase your comfort, improve your oral health, and give… Read more »

Bone Graft Surgery to Restore Lost Bone Structure in Your Jaw

The bone structure of your jaw serves many purposes. One of its primary purposes is to anchor your teeth and provide healthy structure to support your gums. Unfortunately, things like advanced periodontal disease, multiple tooth extractions, and chronic issues with tooth decay can result in a reduction of healthy bone structure in your jaw. These… Read more »

Four Gum Disease Myths Unveiled

What do you know about gum disease? It’s an infection of the gum tissue caused by untreated plaque. If ignored, it could lead to bone loss in your mouth. It’s not always easy to learn the facts about gum disease, especially when so many myths surround it, which is why we at have unveiled the… Read more »

Gum Disease Essentials

Did you know that nearly half of American over 30 have some serious form of gum disease? In people over 65, that number jumps to 70% Even worse, many of those people either don’t know they have a problem or don’t think it is as serious as it really is. But gum disease is a… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort

Welcome to Eastside Peridontics online and our first blog! Today’s topic is about sedation dentistry, a service we are proud to offer our patients. If you are one of those people who is afraid to see your dentist because of anxiety, you are not alone. Many people experience dental anxiety, whether from a past experience… Read more »