Gums that aren’t in proportion to the teeth can keep your smile from looking its best. If you have a “gummy smile” or look “long in the tooth,” cosmetic gum surgery can create a more balanced smile.
Gum disease may be a common problem—but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless: In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Learn how to recognize and fight gum disease.
When aggressive gum disease takes hold, it can cause serious problems in your mouth. Periodontal (gum) surgery can be an effective way to control the disease bacteria and prevent future problems.
Did you know that bone grafting is a routine part of dentistry? It is often used to build up areas of tooth-supporting bone after a tooth extraction or before dental implants are placed.
The practice of dentistry is focused on saving teeth, but that isn’t always possible. Find out why it might be necessary to remove a tooth, and what the procedure involves.
The last four molars to grow in (sometime during young adulthood) are called wisdom teeth—and it is often wise to remove them. Find out why, and what’s involved.
If baby teeth fall out eventually anyway, why would a dentist ever recommend root canal treatment for children? Plenty of good reasons, which you can read about here.
We’ve all heard the myth about root canal treatment: that nothing could be more unpleasant. But did you know that root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain—it relieves it?
The TMJ is another name for the jaw joint, which can be a problem area for many people. If you are experiencing pain or dysfunction in this area, learn what can—and probably won’t—help resolve it.
Removable artificial teeth have come a long way in terms of lifelike appearance. Wearing them, however, can take some getting used to. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your dentures.
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