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Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess Treatment

A Dental Abscess Means Severe Infection And A Serious Periodontal Problem A dental abscess is an infection, typically affecting the root of a tooth and the surrounding gums. What may start as a tooth fracture or an infection of the tooth interior (root) can quickly progress into a more severe problem. Furthermore, when periodontal disease […]

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Teeth Scaling and Root Planing

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of […]

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Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications

Do You Have Bleeding Gums? When brushing your teeth and flossing, there should never be any sign of bleeding gums. However, many people continue to experience this issue. Find out the major causes and possible implications. Periodontal Disease The most severe potential cause of bleeding gums is periodontal disease. An infection of the gum tissue, […]

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Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy Periodontics

Periodontal Health During Pregnancy Swelling of gums is caused by plaque buildup. One of the unique concerns women face during pregnancy is an increase in plaque that can threaten periodontal (gum) health. If left untreated, plaque buildup can lead to conditions such as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy tumors. Much of the change in oral health […]

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Gum Recession

Gum Recession Causes & Effects

Why Gum Recession Matters Healthy gums are crucial to healthy teeth! Gum recession is one of the signs of poor oral health, and it can also cause direct problems to teeth. If you have ongoing gum problems or periodontal disease, call our office today at (415) 433-9032. Healthy teeth receive protection from a layer of […]

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Gum Inflammation

Gum Problems?

Gum Disease Treated Here! Find assistance in your fight with periodontal disease. For those that have it, gum disease is usually a continuing problem. Individuals may experience periods of healing, only to have flare-ups with increased inflammation, irritation, and bleeding gums. During your fight with gum disease, don’t be scared or embarrassed to reach out […]

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Ongoing Treatment For Gum Disease Why extra appointments are so important. If you’re diagnosed with gum disease, know that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that half of all adults in the US are affected by some form of the condition (which can also go by names like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis). As your care […]

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Dentist Tools

What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in San Francisco If it’s been awhile since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease Professional […]

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Healthy Tooth vs Periodontitis

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation Unlike acute inflammation (your body’s defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It’s what happens when the immune system doesn’t know when to stop, and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and gum disease. Dentally […]

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Blood Meter

Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

The Dental Connection to Diabetes The first symptoms are often oral problems More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse! Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible […]

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