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What is gum disease?

Written by Dr. Alice Vessel Periodontitis happens when bacteria invades the bone surrounding the tooth. It starts to eat away at the bone, causing the tooth to become loose. To correct this, dentists often do scaling and planning. What this does is removes bacteria, and it removes the disease tissue in the pocket. Then the…
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  DENTAL….SUPERPOWERS Though my patients and staff have not elevated me to superhero status... yet… I have access to one superpower:  X-Ray Vision (with a help of a few machines). So what are all these types of radiographs used by dentists and what do they mean? The FMX or full-mouth x-ray series is a set…
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Written by Dr. Alice Vessel Bone, bone, bone… it is the Holy Grail that all dentists are seeking.  After all, it is bone that hold the teeth in the jaw. Periodontal micro-organisms can eat the bone that holds the teeth in.  They then become loose and can fall out! When a tooth is pulled, subsequent healing reduces…
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