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What is a Gum Graft?

Gum Graft - Receding gums

A gum graft, also a gingival graft, is a form of periodontal plastic surgery, in which the gum tissue from the patient is grafted.  The procedure calls for the dentist to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from healthy gum tissue and to graft it to the area in need of repair. […]

Understanding Gingivitis

December 27, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]

Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation & Your Health

Chronic Inflammation   Inflammation is a natural, healthy response by your immune system to an attack on your body by injury or germs. Noticeable by the swelling, redness, heat & pain, it is the body’s way of protecting an area that is fighting infection.  However, when the infection is gone, inflammation should go away as […]