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 »

Gingivitis Needs to Be Treated Before it Escalates into Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene practices that fail to remove food residue and plaque buildup from your teeth as well as along the gumline. These bacterial-rich substances can gradually harden into tartar at the gumline. Increased risk factors, like chronic dry mouth, tobacco use,… Read more »

Gum Disease: What You Should Know

You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a fairly serious problem that you should address as soon as possible. However, would you be surprised to hear that nearly half of all Americans have gum disease? Naturally, you should have gum disease addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could actually become more serious…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Gum Recession

You probably know that there are a number of dental issues you should watch for. For instance, you may know that a cracked tooth or swollen gums are problems you should address as quickly as possible. However, did you know that gum recession is another issue you should be aware of? Luckily, there are a… Read more »