When do I Need to See a Periodontist?

March 10, 2018

Smiling woman in dental chairIf you’ve never even heard the word periodontist, you’re not alone. Unless you work in the dental field, one dentist may seem just like any other, but periodontists are dentists who specialize in treatments that impact the supportive tissues that surround your teeth. If you’re in need of gum disease treatments, tooth replacements, or tissue grafts, you may need to take a trip to see your local periodontist. In this post, we’ll discuss what a periodontist does and how they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile by offering a variety of periodontal services.
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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease & Heart Disease?

September 14, 2017

Woman  and dentist looking at x-raysFor years dental and medical researchers have noticed a relationship between cases of gum disease and a wide range of chronic and systemic illnesses. From diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, poor oral hygiene seems to be one common indicator of risk for a variety of whole body health concerns. In the past, research has indicated gum disease as a potential risk factor for health issues. However, the recent research out of the University of Florida Department of Periodontology may have found a causal link between gum disease and heart disease.
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