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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 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 Involved in a Professional Dental Cleaning?

August 20, 2019

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Your dental hygienist will recommend that you come in for a professional dental cleaning every 3-6 months. The frequency is based on the health of your teeth and gums, certain risk factors, and certain medical conditions. But, what is a professional dental cleaning, and what does it involve?

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Why Bleeding Gums Should Concern You

October 23, 2018

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HBloody toothbrush in sinkas your dentist or dental hygienist ever told you during your dental visit that you have bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are one symptom of gum disease, commonly referred to as gingivitis. You may have noticed that your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth at home.

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What Is A Gingivectomy?

October 9, 2018

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Dentist examining patient's gumsA gingivectomy is a form of dental surgery used to treat gum issues and reduce excess gum tissue. This is a different procedure from a gingivoplasty. A gingivoplasty is used to reshape or contour the gum tissue to correct gum deformities.

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Learn All About Periodontitis And Your Oral Health

September 25, 2018

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good vs bad tooth comparisonPeriodontal disease is another term used when referring to periodontitis. Unlike gingivitis, a type of reversible gum disease, periodontitis is not reversible. Periodontal disease involves the permanent breakdown of gum tissue and bone in the mouth.

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What Is A Complete Oral Exam?

August 21, 2018

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Patient reclined in dental chairA complete oral exam is also known as a COE. A comprehensive oral exam is another term that is used interchangeably. A COE is different than a dental exam regarding its length and what is involved. A complete oral exam is necessary every few years, or if it is over three years since your last dental visit. During your complete oral exam, your dental professional checks the following things.

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Gum Disease Treatment In Brampton

June 24, 2015

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Inflamed GumsGum disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums and the surrounding tissue. Generally caused by bacterial plaque, it is the most significant cause of adult tooth loss.

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