Periodontal Blog Concord, NH

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Missing Teeth? All-On-4® May Be the Solution

Artist rendering of all on 4 dental implantsAs people age, the risk of teeth falling out increases. As such, it is fairly common for many older individuals to have multiple missing teeth. In fact, age does not always have to be a factor – many people are missing most or all of a full arch of teeth. If this describes you, you may be able to find prosthodontic solutions with a visit to your periodontist. Dr. Austin H. Wang and Tracey M. Vest of Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC may be able to offer treatment solutions such as All-On-4® dental implants in Concord, NH.

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Understanding the Risks of Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnant woman receiving periodontal treatmentMany women—up to 70 percent of them—experience inflammation of the gums and infection during pregnancy. Not many realize that the changes are not just hormonal, the bleeding and inflammation of the gums experienced during this time is due to a gingivitis infection. The hormonal changes from pregnancy can alter the temperature and Ph balance in the mouth, leading to an overgrowth of infectious bacteria. This is what causes the symptoms. Despite this phenomenon being incredibly common, though, many pregnant women do not seek specific dental care for gum disease  from a skilled periodontist. They should, though. Let’s talk about why.

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Preserve Your Smile After Tooth Loss With Dental Implants

Artist rendering of 3 teeth with a dental implant and crownIf you’ve recently lost teeth due to advanced periodontal disease, accident, or for any other reason, finding the right replacement for the lost teeth is important. Waiting to act on a replacement option means giving your teeth time to shift, and this can permanently alter your smile, leading to complications that affect both your appearance and your ability to enjoy some of your favorite foods. If you have recently lost teeth, it’s time to talk to a periodontist about your options, and it’s time to consider whether dental implants in Concord, NH are right for you.

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