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You’ve Been Diagnosed with Periodontal Disease

All about the Gum Guru with Dr. Macon Singletary
The Gum Guru Podcast with Dr. Macon Singletary will teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Each podcast will focus on a different topic. Check back every third Thursday of the month for the latest episode. If you have any questions for Dr. Singletary, contact him at: contact@northraleighperio.com

Listen to This Month’s Podcast: “You’ve Been Diagnosed with Periodontal Disease” Here’s what you need to know next. Gum Disease is preventable and treatable. In this episode, Dr. Singletary discusses treatments you can do at home for above the gum, and treatments that they do in the office, below the gum to save your teeth and improve overall health.

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3 Ways to Treat Dental Anxiety

All about the Gum Guru with Dr. Macon Singletary
The Gum Guru Podcast with Dr. Macon Singletary will teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Each podcast will focus on a different topic. Check back every third Thursday of the month for the latest episode. If you have any questions for Dr. Singletary, contact him at: contact@northraleighperio.com

Listen to This Month’s Podcast: “3 Ways to Treat Dental Anxiety” Why going to the dentist isn’t as scary as you think. New technology and good communication along with classic pain-reducing mechanisms can make your next visit to the dentist fear-free.

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How to Correct a Gummy Smile

Some individuals are born with excessive gum tissue covering an abnormally large portion of their teeth. When these people smile, usually much of their gum tissue is revealed and their teeth appear unusually small in comparison. This condition is known colloquially as a “gummy smile.” Fortunately, for people concerned with the appearance of this condition, a relatively simple procedure called an “esthetic crown lengthening” can remedy this problem.

To improve appearance, more tooth material must be uncovered than is currently available below the gum line. We can use an esthetic crown lengthening to achieve this outcome. This procedure is a gentle cosmetic process that contours the gum line and removes excessive gingiva (gum tissue).

An esthetic crown lengthening involves accessing the area below the gum line and increasing the amount of healthy tooth material exposed. Before beginning the procedure, the area is numbed. Then we remove excess tissue from the tooth surface and sculpt the gum line. This procedure lengthens the appearance of the tooth, making the teeth appear larger.

Esthetic crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth or on an entire gum line. Additionally, we can utilize laser technology as opposed to a traditional scalpel. Patients who choose to receive a crown lengthening using a laser experience reduced bleeding, heightened comfort, less pain and swelling, and shortened healing time. Additionally, the procedure is performed in one sitting with little to no downtime.

In conclusion, an esthetic crown lengthening is an effective remedy for the appearance of small teeth, excessive gingiva, and an uneven gum line. Are you unhappy with your smile? Give us a call at (919) 518-8222. We’d love to discuss your options with you.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Our offices will be closed from December 26th thru January 2nd so our team can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. We will reopen on January 3rd.

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Are You or a Loved One Missing Teeth?

All about the Gum Guru with Dr. Macon Singletary
The Gum Guru Podcast with Dr. Macon Singletary will teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Each podcast will focus on a different topic. Check back every third Thursday of the month for the latest episode. If you have any questions for Dr. Singletary, contact him at: contact@northraleighperio.com

Listen to This Month’s Podcast: “Are You or a Loved One Missing Teeth?” Missing teeth can cause bone loss, and the void caused by a missing tooth can change the shape of your mouth, which puts the neighboring teeth and gums at risk of disease and decay. And let’s face it – a broken smile can damage self-esteem. On this month’s episode of “The Gum Guru” podcast, Dr. Singletary discusses the different options for replacing missing teeth.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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The Gum Guru Podcast: 3 Painless Ways to Improve your Smile

All about the Gum Guru with Dr. Macon Singletary
The Gum Guru Podcast with Dr. Macon Singletary will teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Each podcast will focus on a different topic. Check back every third Thursday of the month for the latest episode. If you have any questions for Dr. Singletary, contact him at: contact@northraleighperio.com

Listen to This Month’s Podcast: “3 Painless Ways to Improve your Smile” Did you know the shape of your teeth should match the shape of your face? Dentistry and Periodontics are more than just a science; they need an artist’s eye to really make your smile enhance your face. With procedures you may never have heard of — like “crown lengthening” — Dr. Singletary explains ways to improve your smile’s beauty without sacrificing or damaging your teeth or gums.

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Oral Health for Older Adults: Problems, Causes, and Prevention

As adults age, they may notice a variety of oral health changes, from mild tooth decay to oral cancer. There are many possible causes of declining oral health. Fortunately, there are solutions as well.

Oral Health Changes

Some common dental health issues for older adults include gum disease (a.k.a. periodontal disease). This condition is an infection that impacts the bone and tissue supporting the teeth. It is quite common in mature adults.

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What’s Keeping You From a Restful Night’s Sleep: Watch Out for These Red Flags

Did you know that Dr. Singletary, as suave as he appears, was an aggressive snorer until a couple of years ago? Believe it or not, he is the reason we began our Sleep Solution Program here at North Raleigh Perio. In no uncertain terms, his wife let him know his snoring (and associated sleep apnea) was a big problem. Thanks to treatment, he no longer snores, and he’s enjoying more energy and a happier marriage.

Snoring is more than an annoyance; it is the most common sign of sleep-related breathing problems and a warning sign for a more serious, chronic health problem called obstructive sleep apnea. Check out these red flags to see if you think you may have sleep related breathing issues:

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The Gum Guru Podcast: Has Anyone Told You That You Snore?

All about the Gum Guru with Dr. Macon Singletary
The Gum Guru Podcast with Dr. Macon Singletary will teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Each podcast will focus on a different topic. Check back every third Thursday of the month for the latest episode. If you have any questions for Dr. Singletary, contact him at: contact@northraleighperio.com

Listen to This Month’s Podcast: “Has Anyone Told You That You Snore?” The solution may be easier than you think. Tired of sleeping on the couch? Do you suffer from second-hand sleep deprivation because your partner sounds like a diesel engine? Dan Gordan joins Dr. Singletary on the “The Gum Guru” podcast to discuss a simple, new three-treatment method to stop snoring – without an oral device or CPAP.