All About Dry Socket

Have you just had a tooth extraction, or are you preparing to have one soon? Then you may want to be aware of the possibility of dry socket. Dry socket is rare, occurring in only 2-5% of extraction patients. It can be rather painful, but fortunately, with the proper care, a full recovery is easily attainable. The term “socket” refers... read more »

What Is The Difference Between A Periapical And Periodontal Abscess?

An abscess is a method your body uses to fight infection in the mouth. The body creates this pus pocket, which causes pain and sensitivity when it swells with pus. If the infection becomes more serious or it spreads, you may experience fever and swelling. Treatment is necessary if you develop an abscess, and there are two different types of... read more »

What Is Scaling And Root Planing?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) occurs when plaque and tartar infect the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can pull away from teeth, damage tissue, and even cause tooth loss. Some of the most common treatments for periodontal disease are non-surgical, deep cleaning procedures called scaling and root planing. Scaling This procedure is completed with a scaler tool, which can be... read more »