Friday, February 23, 2018

What are you waiting for?

Every day you don't deal with an issue, dental or otherwise, is a day that you go without the benefits of the solution. Procrastination is the root cause of most of the treatment that I perform. Don't do that to yourself. Deal with your problems when they occur, save yourself time and money, and improve your quality of life. Treat mouth like it's the only one you have, because it is.

Friday, February 9, 2018

My roots are showing. Is this a problem?

Well, like all issues, it just depends on the circumstances. If you are a young adult with significant root exposure (more than 2mm), yes. If you are a middle aged or older person, and you've noticed more root showing recently, yes, this probably needs to be addressed. Keep in mind that gum recession is usually a slow process, but it can lead to tooth loss. The main treatment is a gum graft to cover exposed roots and provide thick, attached gum tissue that is resistant to further recession. If you even think that you may have a problem, it's best to get it checked by your dentist or periodontist.