What You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a budding technology, now projected to be in use by more than six percent of dental practitioners in the USA. There are numerous uses for lasers within dentistry, and lasers typically fall into one of two categories. Soft Tissue Lasers The first kind of oral laser is referred to as a soft… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Can Help

Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a serious, yet common infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss. In its early stages, gum disease often has only minimal signs of any damage even occurring. Spotting gum disease early on is essential to ensure you take the steps necessary to… Read more »

A Tooth that Needed to Be Extracted Can Be Restored with a Dental Implant

Some forms of severe dental trauma and untreated tooth decay compromise the root of a tooth so severely that it cannot be saved by endodontic therapy. In a situation like this Dr. Henry Espinosa might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth’s root before suturing the gums. Once this is done he can provide you… Read more »

The Two Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dental issue with increasingly grave consequences. It has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Here’s a brief outline of the symptoms and treatment of each stage: Stage 1: Gingivitis Gingivitis develops when you fail to eliminate the plaque from your teeth on a consistent basis. The plaque irritates your gums, making them… Read more »

Tooth Loss Complications Can Be Prevented with a Dental Implant Restoration

Losing a single tooth can cause several different problems. Even if you adapt to impaired oral function, speech clarity, and appearance, you may still suffer orthodontic complications. As time goes on the neighboring teeth can start to turn and drift out of their correct alignment. To restore the full function of your mouth and prevent… Read more »

The Uses of Periodontics in Dentistry

Have you heard that periodontic dentistry is designed to treat all stages of gum disease? Here are some things you should know about periodontics: – Periodontists are also qualified to treat dental implants, including their installations and repair. – Periodontists treat all forms of gum disease, including gingivitis. – Periodontics is a variety of dental… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Can Worsen Without Professional Treatment

Periodontal disease is estimated to afflict nearly half of the American population over the age of 30. More commonly known as gum disease, this inflammation of the sensitive gum tissues typically results from poor daily oral hygiene practices compounded with the failure to attend a routine dental exam twice each year. Early symptoms of a… Read more »

We Can Treat Gum Disease Using Laser Dentistry

If your gums bleed easily, or are tender or red, you may have gum disease. In the case of advanced gum disease, Dr. Henry Espinosa may utilize laser dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Using lasers in gum treatments allows more comfort for the patient and more efficient, precise work for our periodontist. Periodontal laser therapy… Read more »

The Natural Biting Strength of a Lost Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Untreated tooth decay, sports injuries and other forms of dental trauma can sometimes be so severe that it results in the total loss of a tooth. When this happens, it can limit your ability to chew, alter your appearance and change the clarity of your speech. Many living in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area with… Read more »

What Bleeding Gums Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

Are you interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? If you are, you probably know that brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important. You might have also heard that bleeding gums are perfectly normal, but would you be surprised to hear that this isn’t true? Bleeding gums can actually be a sign of… Read more »