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5 Surgical Procedures Often Used to Treat Gum Disease

According to CDC estimates, periodontal disease affects nearly half of Americans aged 30 years and older. Some of these people need periodontal surgery to stop the progression of their gum disease. Here are five surgical procedures often used to manage periodontal disease. 1. Bone Grafts Grafts in the area of bone loss stimulate regrowth of

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What is Gingivitis and How Can You Prevent It?

In physiology, the gums are known asĀ gingivaeĀ (singular: gingiva), hence the term gingivitis to refer to the inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease that is non-destructive, but untreated gingivitis may become worse and become periodontitis. This is a more serious condition that is responsible for many cases of tooth loss. What