As we gather around the table with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. At North Raleigh Periodontics and Implant Center, we are truly thankful for the privilege of serving you and being a part of your oral health journey.
This season reminds us to reflect on the blessings in our lives, and I am grateful for the trust you have placed in our practice. Your commitment to your oral health is appreciated, and it is a joy to see the positive impact it has on your overall well-being.
As we come together to give thanks, may your hearts be filled with warmth and happiness. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments with family and friends.
With gratitude, Dr. Macon Singletary North Raleigh Periodontics and Implant Center
When it comes to oral health, addressing issues such as tongue ties and lip ties is crucial for individuals of all ages. These conditions, often overlooked, can lead to a myriad of problems, from latching and feeding difficulties in infants to speech impediments and oral health issues in teens and adults. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology have introduced a game-changing solution – laser frenectomies. North Raleigh Periodontics is at the forefront of providing this innovative treatment, offering comprehensive care for patients across the age spectrum.
Infants and Latching Issues
For newborns and infants, proper latching and feeding are essential for their growth and development. Tongue ties and lip ties can disrupt this process, making breastfeeding a challenging and painful experience for both mother and child. Laser frenectomies offer a minimally invasive solution to release these ties, allowing infants to latch more effectively and improve their feeding experience. At North Raleigh Periodontics, our experienced team ensures a safe and comfortable procedure for your little one, providing relief and enhancing their overall well-being.
Teens and Adults: Speech and More
Tongue ties and lip ties are not limited to infancy; they can persist into adolescence and adulthood. In these stages, these conditions can lead to speech impediments, spacing issues, and even recession of the gums. Laser frenectomies offer a precise and quick solution to release these ties, allowing for improved speech clarity and pronunciation. Moreover, addressing these ties can aid in preventing dental complications like gum recession and spacing problems, ultimately enhancing oral health and aesthetics.
The Laser Advantage
One of the standout features of laser frenectomies is the use of advanced laser technology. This technique is virtually painless, reduces the risk of infection, and minimizes bleeding, making it a safer and more comfortable alternative to traditional frenectomies. At North Raleigh Periodontics, our highly skilled professionals utilize state-of-the-art laser equipment to perform these procedures with precision, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Comprehensive Care for All Ages
North Raleigh Periodontics takes pride in providing comprehensive care for individuals of all ages. Whether you have an infant struggling with latching, a teenager facing speech issues, or an adult concerned about gum recession, we tailor our laser frenectomy procedures to meet your unique needs. Our compassionate team is dedicated to improving your oral health and overall quality of life.
Oral fibromas are a common but often misunderstood condition that can affect individuals of all ages. These benign growths, also known as oral fibrous hyperplasias, typically occur in the mouth and are primarily composed of connective tissue. They may appear as painless, smooth lumps, varying in color from pink to whitish. One of the key factors often associated with the development of oral fibromas is trauma, which can result from chronic irritation or injury to the oral tissues. Understanding the causes, composition, and modern treatment options for oral fibromas is crucial for effective management and optimal oral health.
Causes and Characteristics of Oral Fibromas
Oral fibromas are often linked to traumatic incidents such as constant biting or friction from dental appliances. The body’s response to this ongoing irritation is to form a fibrous overgrowth, resulting in the development of these benign tumors. While they are generally painless, oral fibromas can become problematic if they interfere with daily activities like eating, speaking, or even wearing dentures.
Composition and Diagnosis
Oral fibromas are primarily composed of connective tissue, specifically fibrous tissue, which gives them their characteristic firmness. While they are typically harmless, any unusual growth or lump in the oral cavity should be evaluated by a dental professional. A thorough examination, often including a biopsy, may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any more serious conditions. Early detection is essential for timely intervention and management.
Laser Removal: A Minimally Invasive Solution
At North Raleigh Perio, we pride ourselves on offering cutting-edge solutions for various dental concerns, including the removal of oral fibromas. Laser removal has emerged as a highly effective and minimally invasive technique for treating these growths. This advanced technology allows for precise removal of the fibroma, often without the need for sutures. Laser treatment offers numerous benefits, including reduced discomfort, faster recovery times, and minimal scarring.
Why Choose North Raleigh Perio
Our office at North Raleigh Perio is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. If you suspect you have an oral fibroma or have been diagnosed with one, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team can assess your condition and discuss the most suitable treatment options, including laser removal, to ensure your comfort and well-being.
In conclusion, oral fibromas, commonly associated with trauma and composed of connective tissue, are manageable growths that can be treated effectively through laser removal at North Raleigh Perio. Early diagnosis and intervention are key to preventing any potential complications, and our team is here to provide you with expert care and the latest dental technologies to ensure your oral health and overall well-being.
You may have brushed or flossed your teeth and looked down to see pink or red in the sink and wondered why? What causes bleeding gums, and is it really a big deal? Brushing too hard can cause irritation and subsequent bleeding; however, bacteria and plaque are often the culprits. Bleeding, a common sign of periodontal (gum) disease, eventually leads to bone loss and diseased gums, undermining the foundation of healthy teeth. Although healthy gums don’t bleed, a little pink in the sink doesn’t necessarily mean you are in imminent danger of tooth mobility or advanced problems. However, you should pay attention to this tell-tale sign and know your options for tackling the issue.
Eradicating bleeding can be as simple as seeing your dentist for regular cleanings, coupled with a good oral care routine at home.
When calculus (dead plaque) is detected below the gum line, scaling and root planing with anesthesia may be recommended. This treatment removes harmful debris, stops bone loss and facilitates healing.
Conservative alternative therapies are available at North Raleigh Periodontics, including noninvasive hydrogen peroxide delivery systems for eradicating harmful subgingival bacteria, or biofilm, that normal brushing cannot reach.
Targeted antibiotic therapy is another alternative, and is indicated for some types of bacteria that are resistant to scaling and root planing.
Occasionally, laser-assisted periodontal surgery may be necessary to effectively treat inflammatory debris and repair damaged bone. By creating new attachments, our advanced technology means that procedures are more comfortable with less bleeding and require little to no downtime.
While a little blood in your sink may be remedied by regular professional cleanings and improved oral hygiene routines, it’s comforting to know that other excellent options now exist to give you a healthy, pink-free smile.
If you have questions or comments, please give us a call at 919-518-8222.
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Over the past years, dental implants as tooth replacement options have grown exponentially. Though not common, there are times implants can show signs of failure. As with a natural tooth, we look for signs like bleeding, swelling, sensitivity, and exudate to determine the health of an implant. When an implant shows these warning signs, we have several options. In some cases if caught early, we can prescribe an antibiotic and/or review how to floss the implant properly. Early issues with implants are generally easily treated and don’t usually involve bone loss around the implant. In other cases when bone loss surrounding the implant occurs, we are able to intervene surgically to restore health to the implant. Here Dr. Singletary describes a laser-assisted minimally-invasive implant repair recently performed.
If you have questions about this procedure or to be evaluated concerning the health of your implant, feel free to call us at 919-518-8222 or contact us.
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