The Natural Process of Osseointegration Allows a Dental Implant to Replicate the Strength of a Tooth’s Original Root

The roots of your teeth are firmly anchored in the underlying bone tissues and further held in place by a series of periodontal ligaments in your gums. When a tooth is lost to untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma, this strong relationship is broken. While a dental bridge restoration can certainly replace the… Read more »

The Stages of Periodontitis

If you have bad breath, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, red, bleeding or swollen gums, you may have gum disease. The early stage of gum disease (or gingivitis) progressively worsens if left untreated. Eventually, this inflammation affects your jaw bone material and result in lost teeth. How do you get gum disease or periodontitis?… Read more »

Lasers Are Taking Over Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a field of dentistry that has increased in adoption in recent years. Some estimates put the use of lasers in dentist offices as high as six percent, and that quantity continues to grow as doctors are coming to appreciate the helpful outcomes of laser dentistry. Read about how the following oral treatments… Read more »

Gum Disease: General Information

Spotting the early warning symptoms of gum disease is crucial in treating the illness. In its initial stages, gum disease is often called gingivitis. As the disease evolves, it can turn more serious and lead to the eventual destabilization of the gums and cause the teeth to fall out if it is not treated. However,… Read more »

Periodontal Health Problems Can Affect the Integrity of Your Dental Bridge

Your new dental bridge was installed at Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre’s dental office to fully restore your missing tooth. It was created in a special dental lab from materials that will not succumb to the effects of ordinary tooth decay. However, any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene can cause harden into tartar to develop near… Read more »

Your Routine Dental Exam Will Detect Any New Cavities

The American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental exam and cleaning performed every six months. This appointment is designed to clean all traces of plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth, while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth. The dental exam will also detect any salient signs of periodontal disease… Read more »

Without Professional Treatment Gum Disease Can Have a Severe Impact on the Health of Your Mouth

An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine can leave residual food particles and plaque in your mouth. As time goes by, these materials can form into a bacterial substance which is known as calculus. Also known as hardened tartar, its presence on your teeth near the gumline can cause significant inflammation in your gum… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Smile

Are you aware of what the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are? Periodontal disease, also commonly called gum disease, is an oral infection in your mouth that often takes place over an extended period of time. Although it is common, it can be quite severe and lead to gum destabilization and eventual tooth loss…. Read more »

Laser Gum Treatment

You may have gum disease if your gums are tender or red or if they bleed easily. In the case of advanced gum disease, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre may utilize laser dentistry in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The use of lasers in gum treatments allows more ease for the patient and more efficient, precise work for our periodontist…. Read more »

A Missing Molar Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Most people have eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth are primarily called upon to chew and grind the foods you consume. If one is lost to untreated tooth decay or is damaged by a severe dental trauma, it can significantly impair your oral function. In some cases, a missing first… Read more »