Causes and Treatments for Receding Gums

Have your gums started pulling away from your teeth, exposing the roots? If so, you have gum recession. This can be a troubling and painful dental problem that may make your teeth look longer, making your smile look unnatural. To start helping your gums, it’s best to visit your talented periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, and her team of specialists. Together... read more »

Periodontal Disease Threatens Your Oral Health and Your Smile

Periodontal disease is gum disease. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Periodontal disease is remarkably pervasive worldwide, even in the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) reports... read more »

The Restorative Power of Osseous Surgery

Deteriorating oral health can be a vicious cycle. And once you're stuck in that cyclical pattern, it's difficult to escape without the help of a trained professional like Dr. Anne Nicholas. Here's how the cycle of gum disease progresses toward bone loss and the need for osseous surgery: Poor oral hygiene results in the formation of plaque, which soon hardens... read more »

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

The definition of the word "insidious" can also double as an apt description for gum disease: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed. Gum disease is indeed insidious. Also known as "periodontal disease," gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Your caring dentist and periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas,... read more »

Periodontal Treatment: Improve Your Smile and Your Health

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that can become progressively worse and eventually destroy the gums and other structures that support the teeth. This disease is dangerous to your oral health because it is a painless infection that stealthily attacks — like a silent saboteur — unless you seek proper treatment. A periodontist specializes in the successful treatment of periodontal... read more »