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What is Pericoronitis and how is it treated?

February 24, 2020

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Pericoronitis is the inflammation of the tissue that is partially covering a partially erupted tooth in the mouth. Often it occurs with partially erupted wisdom teeth that don’t have space to erupt into the mouth fully, but sometimes it can even happen with the eruption of the first or second molars. The gum tissue that partially covers an erupting tooth is called an operculum, and the inflammation of that tissue is called pericoronitis. Pericoronitis is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms gathered during a clinical analysis, as well as a potential x-ray taken to rule out any other causes. 

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What are Periodontal Pockets?

February 10, 2020

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“Gum disease” is an umbrella term that encompasses all conditions related to the gums. Gum disease begins with gingivitis and escalates to periodontitis. 

What is Gingivitis? 

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What is a Food Trap and How To Fix It

January 6, 2020

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A food trap can occur between two teeth that have a slightly loose or open area of contact. An opening or space between teeth allows food to become trapped while eating. Sometimes the food trap can be noticeable and annoying. Or it may go completely unnoticed, depending on the size and severity. Some food traps pose a risk to the health of the teeth and gums in the area if not addressed. 

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Learn About The Effects Of Gum Disease

November 19, 2019

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Gum disease is an umbrella term used to describe several gum issues. It includes gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. The term also includes periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the bone, ligament and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease can also be used to describe temporary, aggressive types of gum issues such as ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.)

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What Is Gingivitis?

May 15, 2018

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Inflamed GumsGingivitis is commonly known as gum disease and affects gum tissue. Gingivitis is reversible with regular oral care. However, untreated gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. Periodontitis involves the permanent loss of gum and bone tissue in the mouth. Additionally, untreated periodontitis causes tooth loss.

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Diabetes And Your Oral Health

March 2, 2018

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blood sugar testThose living with diabetes know the importance of controlling their blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients often alter many areas of their life to control their diabetes. For example, areas such as their diet, become more active, and take medication to help control their blood glucose. However, having good oral health is another factor that can help with managing diabetes.

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How Does Dental Plaque Affect Me?

July 25, 2016

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dental plaqueDental plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. It has a sticky feel, and it is colourless. It is very noticeable to your tongue’s touch when you have not brushed your teeth.

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