• Diagnosing Peri-Implant Disease

    There are two types of peri-implant disease: Peri-Implant Mucositis (PIM) and Peri-Implantitis (PI). PIM has been shown to equivalent to gingivitis around natural teeth. Simply, PIM is the presence of inflammation, bleeding on probing, or suppuration (pus) in the soft tissue without any signs of attachment loss. Comparably, like periodontitis, PI is diagnosed when attachment loss isRead more →
  • Periodontic – Endodontic Lesions

    It is well chronicled that periodontal inflammatory destruction is often a silent, non-painful process which can take many patients by surprise when they learn that they have experienced significant levels of disease.  One of the few instances where pain originates from a lesion of periodontal origin is the periodontal abscess.  If a diagnosis of a

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  • Review of Gingival Anatomy

    Two types of soft tissue exist in the oral cavity, keratinized gingiva (B) and non-keratinized mucosa (C). Keratinized gingiva is a thicker, more robust tissue and protects teeth from abrasion. It also resists inflammation and its deleterious effects on the periodontium. Mucosa is a thin tissue that serves only as a covering layer.  It offers

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  • Treating Necrotizing Periodontal Disease

    Periodontal Disease is typically characterized as slowly developing with few clinical symptoms that alert an individual to its presence, especially in the early stages of progression.  Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases – Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (NUG) or Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis (NUP) – however, are accompanied by symptoms that cause acute pain which, many times, result in an

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