June 4, 2020
Many young children are excited when they lose their baby teeth and get to watch their adult teeth slowly grow in. For teenagers and young adults, however, it’s another story when it comes to wisdom teeth. That is because third molars often cause overcrowding or grow in at an awkward angle that can cause discomfort and serious dental problems. For these reasons, approximately 5 million Americans undergo wisdom tooth extraction each year, according to research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Many dentists recommend extraction before wisdom teeth have fully erupted. Are you still waiting on your last four teeth to arrive? Here are 5 signs that your wisdom teeth are coming in.
April 9, 2020
We live in uncertain times as we deal with many changes to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While we practice social distancing and spend more time at home, it’s easy to worry about what lies ahead. Your elevated stress levels can harm your health over time, but that’s not the only concern. Stress is also linked to negatively affecting your oral health, like causing bleeding gums. You don’t need to let COVID-19 leave a lasting mark on your smile. Here are 3 issues stress can cause and easy tips to prevent them.
February 7, 2020
If your gum line has been damaged by periodontal disease or aggressive brushing habits, your tooth roots might be exposed. Not only can this cause an unattractive smile, but it can also lead to dental issues, like tooth sensitivity and an increased risk of cavities. Your periodontist may recommend a special treatment to restore a healthy gum line. A gum graft in Colorado Springs is a procedure used to restore your oral tissues. As with any oral surgery, there will be a short recovery, but there’s no need to worry. Here are 6 tips to help you recover from gum grafting.
December 23, 2019
While scientists think that wisdom teeth used to be necessary for early humans to eat nuts, roots, and tough meats, nowadays these third molars don’t serve any real purpose in our mouths. In fact, they often do more harm than good! That’s why the vast majority of adults – about 85%, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – will need wisdom teeth removal at some point in their lives. If you or a loved one still has wisdom teeth, here are 5 signs they’ll need to be extracted soon.
November 15, 2019
It is estimated that up to half of the adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. As we age, our risk of developing gum problems increases. Does that mean that children are invulnerable to gum disease in Colorado Springs? No. Although it is uncommon for young people to suffer severe oral health problems due to gum disease, it can happen. Let’s talk about how you can recognize signs and symptoms of gum disease in your child and take steps to protect them from this serious condition.
October 28, 2019
Scientists have known for years that our oral health is closely linked to overall health — and recently, more and more research has shown that the connection between gum disease and heart disease is especially significant. That means your periodontist in Colorado Springs could have a big influence on your heart health. Keep reading to learn more about the link and how you can keep your overall wellbeing in check by monitoring your oral health first!
September 8, 2019
There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted, even if it’s often considered a last resort by dentists. When the treatment is needed, either for protecting existing teeth or removing harmful ones, and it’s important to keep the healing process in mind. When you visit periodontists for a tooth extraction, they’ll go over all the information you need to ensure your recovery is a speedy one, highlighting the most important do’s and don’ts of your aftercare. Here’s what you can expect after getting an extraction.
August 19, 2019
Your teeth are meant to last for the rest of your life, but sometimes one might become so decayed or damaged that extraction is the only option. A local anesthetic will be used during the procedure, but you’re likely to experience some discomfort afterwards. It’ll take usually take 7 to 10 days to heal after a tooth extraction in Colorado Springs, but luckily there are 5 things you can do to help make the process much easier.
June 12, 2019
After investing time and money into your new smile, you want to make sure you get the most out of them. There are several factors that go into taking care of and making sure your dental implants in Colorado Springs don’t fail. To reap the countless benefits that this restorative procedure has to offer you, it’s important to take proper care of them. Read on to learn how to increase the lifespan of your implants and what factors can impact their success. (more…)
May 4, 2019
If you’re missing teeth, you might feel self-conscious about your smile. But tooth loss can affect more than just your appearance. It can lead to deterioration of your jawbone, increased risk of irritation and infection, and more. That’s why it’s important to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. One popular option is dental implants. However, they’re not perfect. Read on to learn 3 disadvantages of dental implants in Colorado Springs.