what is a periodontist

What is a Periodontist?

Now that we have a periodontist, Dr. Cecilia Perera, working right alongside our other doctors here, our patients have asked us what it is that a periodontist (or “periodontic specialist”) does. Here is your answer.

The Periodontist’s Area of Specialization

A periodontist, in the simplest terms, is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. A periodontist also specializes in the placement of dental implants. To further understand the function of a periodontist, though, it helps if we first break down the word itself.Read the rest

What to Do About a Lost Filling or Crown

What to Do About a Lost Filling or Crown

A dental crown sometimes called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a badly damaged tooth. Fillings cover a portion of a tooth, protecting it from bacteria after the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. Crowns and fillings strengthen damaged teeth, restore bite alignment and improve the tooth’s appearance. But, over time a crown can become loose and even fall out, especially if you don’t take proper care of it.  

Common ways people lose crowns and fillings

Crowns and fillings become loose for a number of reasons. A crown is placed over a damaged tooth, and if the tooth continues to decay there may not be Read the rest

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My Tooth is Missing. Should I Get Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are probably wondering what your options are and what are the benefits and disadvantages of each. Dental implants are one option, but is it the best one for you? We’d like to share the story of one of our patients to help you decide.

Bob was a successful real estate investor, a college graduate, husband, father, and grandfather. He also had severe periodontal disease and was told by several periodontists that he would need to have all of his teeth removed. The disease in his gums was severe enough that he was at serious risk of other health incidents, such as Read the rest

Dental Prevention Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile

4 Dental Prevention Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile

A healthy smile helps to keep you looking young, energized, and happy. Tooth decay, sensitivity, and other problems can happen to even the most careful of patients due to environmental factors, medications, or habits. Preventing dental concerns before they happen is the best way to ensure your smile stays looking its best. Many preventative measures can help provide you with a healthy smile for life.

Brush Regularly; Brush Well

Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is the single most important way to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Teeth should be cleaned a minimum of twice a day, and sometimes additionally depending on your diet. This helps reduce Read the rest

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Need Same Day Denture Repair? We Have an In-House Denture Lab!

Your dentures will experience a lot of wear and tear over the years. Not just chewing, but acid in certain foods, hot and cold temperature exposure from food and drink, even your saliva works to break down your dentures over time. Dentures also experience stress from teeth grinding, frequent removal and improper care. For these reasons, it isn’t uncommon for dentures to break or become damaged after a few years of use.Read the rest

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How to Get Your Dentures Repaired Quickly

Dentures may look tough, but they’re actually vulnerable to damage when not properly cared for. If your dentures break, it’s important to know what you need to do get them repaired quickly and effectively.

Why do dentures break?

Dentures break for a number of reasons. Dentures are made from acrylic or metal (or a combination of the two). They will wear out over time and need to be replaced every few years. Wearing dentures that don’t fit correctly is not only uncomfortable, it can also lead to damage of your dentures. Cleaning your dentures with harsh chemicals can also wear down the acrylic and make them susceptible to cracks or Read the rest

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Millions of Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. If you’ve ever taken a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup and experienced a sudden discomfort in one or several of your teeth, you know that teeth sensitivity can be painful. What causes sensitive teeth, and what can you do to alleviate the symptoms?

Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is caused by irritation to the nerves inside a tooth. This irritation can lead to pain or discomfort when you eat or drink anything too cold or too hot. Not all tooth pain is due to sensitivity. If the pain is sharp or lingers, you may have a Read the rest

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