Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Options

If you ever contract gum disease - from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis - you need to have it treated quickly. If you put off treatment, you risk losing teeth, infecting your gums further, and even developing infections in your jaw bone. However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today,... Read more »

Does Your Smile Have Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and is a common but serious oral condition. Signs of gingivitis include persistent bad breath, tooth sensitivity and swollen or inflamed gums. Dr. Robert Horowitz and our team encourage you to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as you notice its... Read more »

Suspected Gingivitis Needs Professional Diagnosis and Treatment

The general health of your gums weighs heavily with the long-term health of your teeth. Periodontal health problems such as gingivitis and other forms of gum disease can even start to affect your overall quality of life. Gum disease is often related to poor oral hygiene habits that allow hardened... Read more »

The Answers You’re Looking for About Scaling and Root Planing

Do you have questions about scaling and root planing? Well, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions about this treatment, especially because it can be confusing and even a bit overwhelming. This treatment is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy. It involves deeply cleaning the tooth roots by removing... Read more »

Reversing Embarrassing Gum Disease

Do you feel embarrassed at the state of your gums or teeth? Have you felt worried about your bad breath that won’t go away? If so, we have exciting news for you! Gum disease is a serious condition that can be reversed with proper care and treatment. That is why,... Read more »