Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates toxins which inflame the gums... read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth loss. If advanced gum disease... read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to brush your teeth after eating... read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children. Children: As children enter puberty,... read more »

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Can Help Prevent Future Complications

Your child’s oral development in their adolescent years includes the total replacement of their primary teeth to accommodate the 32 adult teeth that will serve them throughout their adult life. The process also includes the development of four wisdom teeth deep in the gums at the back of their mouth. These vestigial third molars play little to no functional role... read more »

Do Your Gums Need Extra Care?

A healthy mouth requires healthy gums and strong teeth in order to function. An important step in oral health is to maintain an oral hygiene routine that involves brushing and flossing your teeth every day to prevent gum disease. If your gums become unhealthy, our team can help you restore them to good health to preserve your smile. If your... read more »

Restore a Gapped Smile with Dental Implants

Are you in need of dental restoration following dental trauma or tooth decay? If so, we are pleased to provide a variety of options at Bluegrass Periodontics. Even after losing a tooth, you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile due to modern advancements in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In particular, you can restore empty spaces in your smile with... read more »

Crown Lengthening: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

If you have questions about crown lengthening, then our periodontists, Dr. Neuman and Dr. Neuman, are happy to help you find the answers you need. Crown lengthening is a top-of-the-line cosmetic treatment that can help you improve your “gummy” smile. This treatment is oftentimes used to expose more of the tooth crown when the gums sit high on the teeth.... read more »

The Causes and Treatments of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dental issue you should take very seriously. It’s one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. It typically begins by making your gums red, swollen and tender. Then, as it progresses, it makes the gums recede from the teeth, it forms pockets in the mouth, it infects the smile, it deteriorates the underlying... read more »