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If you have ever worried that your breath was less than fresh, you’re not alone. An estimated 25% of Americans suffer from chronic bad breath—or bad breath on a regular basis, not just the infamous “morning breath.” There are many causes of bad breath, ranging from issues with dental hygiene to diet and lifestyle choices, such as smoking. About 85% of the instances of bad breath are caused by oral hygiene issues, so talk to your New York City periodontist about ways you can remedy your oral health problems and check out this infographic from Stuart J. Froum, DDS. You’ll learn more about the causes of and treatments for chronic bad breath. Please share with your friends and family!
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Oral surgery refers to any surgical technique intended to promote oral health. There are a wide range of oral surgery procedures available to patients. If your dentist detects a problem, he might refer you to a specialist, such as a periodontist, for surgical intervention. Before undergoing any type of oral surgery, talk to the dentist about how you can prepare, what will happen during the procedure, and what you can expect afterward. Some of the most common types of oral surgery include tooth extractions, dental implants, and crown lengthening.
Whenever possible, dentists attempt to save the natural tooth. Sometimes, however, the damage is too severe and the tooth must be removed. Your periodontist might recommend tooth extraction if your teeth suffer from root fracture or extensive decay. Tooth extraction is also used for impacted wisdom teeth. After taking x-rays of your mouth and evaluating the situation, the dentist administers an anesthetic. During a simple extraction, the tooth may be removed after it is loosened with a special instrument. Some surgical extractions require a small incision, as the periodontist may need to remove small portions of the bone in the area.
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular. Your dentist might recommend this surgery if you have missing teeth. The periodontist surgically places an implant directly into your jawbone, after which you’ll wait for the bone to fuse to the implant. Later, you’ll receive a crown on top of the implant. This crown looks and functions just like your natural teeth.
If you have teeth that appear too short because you have an overdeveloped gum line, your periodontist might recommend a crown lengthening procedure. This is a simple surgery in which the dentist reshapes the gum line to restore a more pleasing appearance. Crown lengthening can also be used if you need a bridge or another kind of cosmetic restoration.
Consult a periodontist today about your oral surgery options to restore your healthy smile. Stuart J. Froum, DDS is renowned for his exceptional skill in periodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Call our NYC practice at (917) 338-0259 to schedule your appointment today.
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Your oral health is closely linked to your overall wellbeing. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to get active in your dental health care routine. Click these links to learn about the specialists who may be involved in your dental treatments and to get tips for keeping gum disease at bay. When you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal problems, make an appointment with the office of Stuart J. Froum, DDS. We’re here to help you ward off gum disease and reclaim your oral health. Schedule an appointment by calling (917) 338-0259.
Are you confused about which dental specialist you should be seeing for your oral health problems? This WebMD article explains what various specialists do so you know who to call.
Find out if you should see a periodontist with this information from the American Academy of Periodontology.
Visit this page from the Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center to see if you have any risk factors for gum disease.
Don’t ignore the warning signs of gum disease listed in this article from the American Dental Association. Call a periodontist as soon as you notice these symptoms.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse explains the link between diabetes and gum disease in this article.
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The 2nd Annual Dental Implant Complications Seminar will be on May 17, 2013 at The Westin San Francis in San Francisco. Dr. Stuart J. Froum is one of the featured speakers, amongst several other dental experts. Be sure to register early- this course sold out in record speed last year with a lengthy waitlist!
To learn more about this event and to register, click here.