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When Will You Need Crown Lengthening?

Posted by Dr. Alexander Schrott on  June 18, 2021
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Before you receive a dental crown or another type of restoration, you might be told that crown lengthening has to be performed first. It’s a relatively simple surgery, but you may be confused about why it’s even necessary in the first place. Rest assured, though, that it is only recommended

Is Extracting Teeth a Solution for Gum Disease?

Posted by Dr. Alexander Schrott on  May 29, 2021
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What kind of treatment are you expecting for gum disease? Obviously, procedures to reduce the level of bacteria in the mouth – such as antimicrobial therapy or scaling and root planing – will likely be utilized. However, in the truly severe cases where a lot of damage has already been

Can Gum Disease Make COVID-19 Worse?

Posted by Dr. Alexander Schrott on  February 19, 2021
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Gum disease has already been shown to have a connection with heart disease, strokes, respiratory infections, and other potentially serious medical conditions. Nowadays, though, there’s a fresh new health concern that could potentially be made worse by a gum infection: COVID-19. As the COVID pandemic continues, more and more research
Most people seem to be more concerned with their teeth than their gums. Perhaps that is why more than half of all Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, with many of them not even realizing it. When you first notice early warning signs of gum disease – such

4 Simple Tricks for Healthier Gums

Posted by Dr. Alexander Schrott on  December 22, 2020
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You can have the straightest, brightest teeth and brush them thoroughly every day, but if you’re not taking care of your gums, your smile will suffer. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up under and along the gum line, causing infections that can lead to the destruction of