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Best Foods to Eat After Gum Graft Surgery

2020-04-11T10:47:24-06:00

Periodontal disease, genetics, aggressive tooth brushing, poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, tobacco use, bruxism, and malocclusion are all causes of receding gums. Receding gums should be treated as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the tooth and surrounding bone structures that can result in tooth loss. In many cases, gum graft surgery is the best solution to this problem. There are three different types of gum graft surgery, but they each consist of the same steps. Before starting the procedure, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the exposed tooth or teeth. The dentist [...]

Best Foods to Eat After Gum Graft Surgery2020-04-11T10:47:24-06:00

How to Prepare for Gum Graft Surgery and a Prompt, Successful Recovery

2020-03-08T22:45:36-06:00

If you’re preparing for a gum graft procedure, you might assume that the outpatient surgery will be the most challenging part. Actually, recovery following the procedure can be a challenge if you don’t incorporate post-op recommendations into your routine. Many patients have had trouble when attempting to eat, and it can be more difficult than you anticipate.  The dentists at Metropolitan Dental Care want to provide you with some helpful suggestions on how to enjoy your meals post-surgery. These Q&As will help you prepare for a successful recovery. Is pain normal after a gum graft surgery? While a gum graft procedure [...]

How to Prepare for Gum Graft Surgery and a Prompt, Successful Recovery2020-03-08T22:45:36-06:00

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