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 »

What Bone Grafting Can Restore for You

If you are looking for a full smile restoration, you may be facing a bone grafting procedure. Luckily, our team of professional staff members here at Periodontal Care Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is happy to talk to you about bone grafting and how it can help restore your smile. Bone grafting is a procedure that… Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits Are the Leading Cause of Periodontal Disease

When periodontal disease inflammation affects your gum tissues, the symptoms and their ramifications can continue to escalate. The earliest stage, known as gingivitis, can cause your gums to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This can also cause the gums to look inflamed or cause bad breath. It is primarily caused by, an inconsistent or… Read more »

Are There Any Side Effects of Gum Disease?

Many people wonder if gum disease has any side effects. Research has shown that gum disease can extend beyond just the mouth. Some studies have found correlations between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. These links may be caused by bacteria from the infected gums traveling into the bloodstream… Read more »

Gum Disease: The Facts

If you’ve ever been to a dentist, you might know that there are a number of things you need to do to keep your teeth strong and healthy. For example, you probably understand that flossing and brushing are important. Still, if you don’t keep your teeth and gums clean, you could be suffering from gum… Read more »

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety?

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dental anxiety is mental stress caused by a fear of going to the dentist or getting your teeth examined and worked on. Although it is a common trait seen in many individuals from all ages, there are methods and treatments available to help individuals cope better at the office,… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry and Its Common Methods

Sedation dentistry is an ever-growing field of dentistry that is becoming more and more popular with more effective methods continuing to spring up and help individuals who suffer from stress and anxiety related to having their teeth worked on. In some cases, sedatives can be used as mild relaxants all the way up to full-blown… Read more »