Post-treatment Instructions for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition affecting the pearly whites and gums with pockets of bacteria that can lead to tooth and bone loss. Knowing periodontal disease signs can help you thwart and cure it, so we've amassed this post for you. Also defined as periodontal disease, gum disease is an inflammation of the soft tissue... 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 treat it. The symptoms of... 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 specialists that focus entirely on... 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 is performed to remove inflamed... read more »

Is Gum Disease Affecting Your Smile?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an extremely common, yes serious oral infection to your gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by a variety of factors, including plaque buildup within our mouths. If left untreated, gum disease first begins to appear as gingivitis. As it progresses, it can steadily damage your gums and cause irreparable tooth loss. Don’t... read more »

How Crown Lengthening Can Help Restore Your Smile

There are a few different reasons why you might need a gingivectomy, more commonly called crown lengthening. This treatment changes how far the gum line comes up your teeth so that the tooth can accommodate a dental crown or a dental bridge, as needed. This is an hour-long process performed by Henry Espinosa in Albuquerque, New Mexico to remove excess gum... read more »

Scaling and Root Planing 101

Typically, when you visit the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning, your teeth and gumline will be cleaned to ward off gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth, and it can develop when bacterial plaque and tartar builds up. Scaling essentially removes this plaque and tartar. Gum disease: scaling and root planning is done to... read more »