DNA Testing: How We Target and Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria

BacteriaAt North Raleigh Perio we continuously strive to provide cutting-edge, effective treatment tailored to each patient’s needs. And what could be more unique to a person than their DNA? Now we are able to utilize your DNA to perform oral microbial analyses, allowing us to pinpoint exactly what kind of bacteria is attacking not only your oral health but also your overall health and wellness. In turn, we can diagnose and treat you even more effectively. Continue reading to learn how this DNA testing works, what it does, and how it helps us help you. Continue reading “DNA Testing: How We Target and Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria”

Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure

Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure

Periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that affects tooth-supporting structures, adversely impacts not only oral health but also a plethora of other health conditions throughout the body. In particular, gum disease has been linked to high blood pressure. Gum disease also makes it more difficult to treat high blood pressure levels. Why? Continue reading “Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure”

How Periodontists Evaluate for Gum Disease

Do your gums bleed when you floss or brush? Are your gums tender to the touch and appear puffy and red? Do you experience a lingering bad taste in your mouth, even after you brush your teeth? It may be time for a professional assessment for periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. To evaluate you for gum disease, a periodontist will analyze a number of components. Continue reading “How Periodontists Evaluate for Gum Disease”

How Digital Oral Scanners Help Us Help You

At North Raleigh Periodontics we constantly strive to find ways to make our patients’ experiences as positive as possible. Part of this endeavor involves implementing cutting-edge technology to facilitate exceptional periodontal treatment combined with extraordinary patient comfort and care. That is why we are excited to have implemented digital, intraoral scanners here at North Raleigh Periodontics. Continue reading “How Digital Oral Scanners Help Us Help You”

FAQ: What is an Implant Uncovering?

Healing Abutment Implants are one of my most frequently performed procedures. The particular method I choose in placing the implant depends on a variety of factors such as the oral health of the patient, the density of the alveolar bone, whether the patient has experienced recession, the thickness of the surrounding gum and bone, etc. We use 3-D x-ray imaging to complete a thorough analysis of the implant site prior to the initial implant placement and to determine which process to utilize. For “staged” implants, after the initial implant placement, I typically allow a period of four months for the implant to integrate and the site to heal. After that time, I perform a surgical procedure called an “uncovering.”
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