What is Soft Tissue Grafting? Your Questions Answered!

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What is soft tissue grafting? This is a process used to stop gums receding or to improve the appearance of your gums. Soft tissue grafting can help cover roots or replace missing gum tissue that has developed due to gum recession. So if you’re told you need gum surgery, keep in mind the reality isn’t […]

Dealing With Diabetes and Oral Health – Notes From an Oral Surgeon

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Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, most of whom have Type II. Unfortunately, many do not know that diabetes comes with an increased risk of gum disease. People with diabetes are at risk for serious gum disease because they are more susceptible to bacterial infections, and have a lower ability to fight the bacteria that […]

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and tooth replacement in adults. While the causes of this infection are many –hormonal changes, illnesses, medications, smoking, family history and poor oral hygiene – issues with the gums can often be prevented, or stopped before it progresses from gum inflammation (gingivitis) to gum disease (periodontitis). It’s […]

Bone Grafting (Not as Scary as it Sounds)

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Bone grafting, or the transplanting of bone tissue, is a fairly common procedure in our practice. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Puckett, is very experienced in bone and tissue grafts in the mouth and face. Dental bone grafts can help correct misaligned jawbones, allow more effective tooth replacement, and help maintain facial structure when numerous teeth […]