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Dr. Dennison has prepared this blog to help educate our patients about periodontal disease. Our hope at University Periodontal Associates is that this blog will provide any information you need to prevent gum disease from advancing.

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How Lasers Improve the Chances of Successful Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 9/20/2019 by Dr. Dennison
Many industries have been revolutionized by the invention and use of lasers – including dentistry. Although laser periodontal therapy is still relatively new, it's showing promising results. How Lasers are Used in Treating Gum Disease Lasers are used to access and remove any inflamed gum tissue that's located around your tooth's root. Once we've removed this infected area your tooth's roots will be exposed so that we can start the scaling process. This process involves scraping off any plaque that's built up under your gum line, around the root of your tooth. After we remove it we'll smooth the root out and remove any rough spots because otherwise they'll attract bacteria that will lead to an infection in the future. When we're done, the area that's located between your gum line and the root of your tooth will be allowed to regenerate and heal. During this healing period, it's important for you to maintain good oral health care. This means brushing and flossing twice a day followed by using an antimicrobial mouthwash. It's also important that you stop smoking or chewing tobacco. We'll also set you up with routine visits to our office to make sure you're healing properly. Benefits of Using Lasers to Treat Gum Disease The AGD (Academy of General Dentistry) says there are many benefits to using lasers in the treatment of gum disease. One of the main advantages is that you won't need any general anesthesia and yet the lasers will still precisely and accurately target and treat the diseased part of your gums. In doing so you won't bleed or swell as bad so you'll be in less pain and recover sooner. If these benefits sound good to you and you'd like to learn more about laser treatment for gum disease give our office a call and set up an appointment so we can discuss this with you at your earliest convenience....
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Who Benefits from Gum Reshaping Procedures?
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What Goes Into a Gum Graft?
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Why Your Mouth Wants You to Spend Time Outside
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Symptoms of Early Oral Cancer to Be Aware Of
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Is Gum Reshaping Something You Should Consider?
5/10/2019
Why a Dental Bridge May Restore Your Oral Health if You Just Recovered from Gum Disease
4/20/2019
When Tooth Loss Hits, Treating Gum Disease Becomes Far More Difficult
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Dangers Associated with Incomplete Gum Disease Treatment
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Causes of Tooth Loss Related to Gum Disease
3/10/2019
Can Oil Pulling Help with Gum Inflammation?
2/20/2019
Are There Dangers Associated with Using Synthetic Grafting Materials?
2/10/2019
How Do the Risks of Gum Disease Increase with Age?
1/20/2019
Do Soy Products Keep Your Gums Healthier?
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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Birth Control?
12/20/2018
Is It Dangerous to Have Receding Gums?
12/10/2018
Could a Gingival Flap Procedure Improve Your Oral Health?
11/20/2018
Can You Get Dentures During Gum Disease Treatment?
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What Happens if Your Gums Recede and Your Roots Get Exposed?
10/20/2018
What Clenching Your Teeth Can Do To You
10/10/2018
Weight Loss Can Improve Gum Health
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Top 4 Flossing Mistakes We Commonly See
9/10/2018
What Foods and Drinks Can Improve Gum Health
8/20/2018
What Exactly Is Biofilm?
8/10/2018
Do Your Gums Get Hurt When You Struggle with Diabetes?
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A Breakdown of Scaling and Root Planing
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How Drinking from Straws Can Affect Your Gum Recovery Following an Extraction
6/25/2018
How Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Can Damage Your Gums
6/15/2018
Does Oil Pulling Have Any Side Effects?
5/25/2018
Does Gum Help Keep Your Mouth Free of Gum Disease
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Onions Are Great for Increased Gum Health
4/20/2018
How Salt Water Helps You Recover After a Gum Graft
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What is a Perioscopy?
3/20/2018
Signs Your Gum Disease May Not Be Reversible
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2/10/2018
How Root Exposure Feels, and Why You Want It Treated
1/20/2018
How Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Impacts Gum Disease
1/10/2018
What You Feel When Your Gums Begin to Recede
12/20/2017
Why Marshmallow Root is Said to Help Gum Disease
12/10/2017
How Water Helps Treat Gum Disease More Effectively
11/25/2017
How Poor Gum Health Impacts Your Quality of Life
11/15/2017
How Gum Reshaping Increases the Health of Your Mouth
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How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Quality of Life
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How Gum Disease Can Get Diagnosed
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Oils That Can Help to Reduce Gum Inflammation
7/30/2017
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7/23/2017
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6/20/2017
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5/20/2017
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How Crown Lengthening Can Help Give You Your Smile Back
4/23/2017
Home Remedies That Can Help During Gum Disease Treatment
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Understanding the Importance of Scaling and Root Planing
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The Connection Between Drinking and Gum Disease
2/13/2017
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1/23/2017
Recovering from a Gum Graft
1/13/2017
Rinsing Your Mouth after Bleeding Gums
12/23/2016
Recovering from Gum Reshaping
12/13/2016
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4 Reasons to Consider Pocket Reduction Surgery
11/13/2016
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9/23/2016
How Much Sugar are You Eating?
9/13/2016
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8/25/2016
Reversing Bone Loss
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The Most Common Dental Problems That Can be Avoided
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What is Your Role in Periodontal Treatment?
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3/17/2016
What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
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Periodontal Disease and your Heart
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