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How does poor oral health affect the entire body?

2019-12-10T12:56:42-07:00

Oral systemic health refers to the connection between overall health and oral health. A growing body of studies and research has shown connections between gum disease and health problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and even complications during pregnancy.  Research by the National Institutes of Health found that the presence of gum disease increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent.  If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the doctors of Metropolitan Dental Care can schedule periodontal treatments to restore the health of your gums and potentially lower your risk of serious health issues. Our [...]

How does poor oral health affect the entire body?2019-12-10T12:56:42-07:00

Is it possible to reverse or cure gum disease?

2019-12-10T13:07:55-07:00

Periodontal disease remains the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you have mild, moderate, or advanced stages of gum disease, the doctors and dental team of Metropolitan Dental Care offer multiple treatment options that can reverse gum disease symptoms. Causes, Stages, and Symptoms of Gum Disease Periodontal disease is an ongoing gum infection. The condition often results from poor oral hygiene habits and infrequent visits to the dentist. The bacterial intrusion affects the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Left untreated, gum disease will advance from mild (gingivitis) to moderate and advanced [...]

Is it possible to reverse or cure gum disease?2019-12-10T13:07:55-07:00

Recovery Tips Following Gum Graft Surgery

2019-10-27T12:42:34-06:00

If the roots of your teeth are exposed due to advanced periodontal disease, professional deep cleaning can help tissue reattach to the teeth. However, once gum tissue is lost, it will not regrow. When it gum recession is severe enough to expose the roots of your teeth, a gum graft may be needed. When facing periodontal disease and potential gum surgery, you want an experienced periodontist who specializes in treating gums. Dr. Mike Norouzinia at Metropolitan Dental Care is a board-certified periodontist and member of the American Academy of Periodontology. With his advanced training, education, and experience, he is the doctor [...]

Recovery Tips Following Gum Graft Surgery2019-10-27T12:42:34-06:00

Five Benefits of a Gum Graft

2019-08-22T10:03:53-06:00

Gum recession exposes the teeth roots and significantly increases the risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. A gum graft at Metropolitan Dental Care is the most effective treatment for a receding gum line. This procedure involves adding gum tissue to the area of deficiency. The tissue can either be autogenous (from the patient’s palate) or non-autogenous (donor tissue). Here, your Denver Dentist explores this procedure a bit more and discusses five major benefits of this treatment. If you have dental sensitivity, exposed teeth roots, or other symptoms of gingival recession, schedule an appointment at Metropolitan Dental [...]

Five Benefits of a Gum Graft2019-08-22T10:03:53-06:00

What is Bone Grafting and When is it Necessary?

2019-09-19T12:57:09-06:00

“You need a bone graft.” It’s not the most comforting sentence in the world. But, if your dentist tells you this, there is no need to worry! A dental bone graft procedure is actually common in dentistry, and it isn’t as scary (or as invasive) as it sounds. However, bone density is insufficient in some cases. This may be due to trauma, infection, or genetics. At Metropolitan Dental Care, our restorative dentist and periodontist offer bone grafting procedures to rebuild the jawbone for a healthy foundation. There are actually several reasons why this procedure may be necessary. Today, we will explore [...]

What is Bone Grafting and When is it Necessary?2019-09-19T12:57:09-06:00