Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates… Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to… Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children…. Read more »

Long-Lasting Smiles Can Benefit From Periodontics

Rather than waiting for your smile to fail you, it is important to always be proactive and take the necessary steps to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible. Just as all individuals may need additional oral health care and hygiene routines to improve the quality of their teeth, so too is it… Read more »

How to Properly Recover After Oral Surgery

If you are recovering after oral surgery, it’s very important to take the healing process seriously. Our dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, would like to help you recover with a list of things you need to do. -Rest as much as possible. In fact, it’s important to rest for one to three days after treatment. Your… Read more »

Keep Gum Disease Out of Your Smile With Daily Oral Care

One of the most common causes of significant tooth loss is the development of gum disease. It is a serious gum infection that can cause a number of other dental issues and greatly reduce the quality of your oral health. It’s best to avoid gum disease to begin with by practicing daily preventive oral care… Read more »

Scaling and Root Planing: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

If you have questions about scaling and root planing, then our dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, is happy to help you find the answers. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical periodontal treatment that involves deeply cleaning the tooth roots and removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces. To help you find the answers you need,… Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Crown Lengthening

Your dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, offers crown lengthening in Hendersonville, Tennessee, to benefit you and many other patients. Crown lengthening is a surgical treatment that can improve the appearance of a smile. It’s most often used when someone has a “gummy” smile, meaning the gums sit high on the teeth and cover most of the… Read more »