Dental Checkups: A Way to Prevent Gum Disease

Your oral health and image are a reflection of your overall general health. One insidious “invader” to your oral well-being is gum disease (also known as “periodontal disease”). Gum disease is a serious gum infection that harms the gums and can destroy the jawbone if it’s left untreated. Other potential risks of untreated gum disease are strokes and heart attacks,... read more »

Bone Grafting: Various Treatment Types

Bone grafting is a surgical dental treatment that is used to reverse bone loss that is caused by tooth loss and gum disease. It is also used to build up bone structure to allow for the placement of dental implants. There are many different types of bone grafting procedures available, such as Maxillary Sinus Lift, Socket Preservation, Guided Bone Regeneration... read more »

Why Socket Preservation Is Crucial to Your Smile Restoration Process

Periodontal therapy has two primary objectives: 1. to replace missing teeth. 2. to prevent the loss of other teeth. Naturally, it goes without saying that Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists have the hopeful goal of helping their patients achieve the best possible circumstance for restoration of overall oral health. Unfortunately, sometimes teeth simply have to be removed. There... read more »

Sedation Dentistry: The Answer for Those Who Suffer With Dental Anxiety

What if your anxieties about visiting the dentist could be quelled? What if you could enjoy a relaxing experience during your next dental procedure? Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to have a positive and painless experience for your dental visits; therefore, we offer sedation dentistry for those who are nervous about dental appointments. Dental anxiety is... read more »

Reclaim Your Smile With Dental Implants in Palm Desert

Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to enjoy all the benefits of great oral health, even if you've had to part with some of your natural teeth. This kind of lifestyle is possible through the wonders of implant dentistry. With their expert knowledge and experience, Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists use dental implants in... read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Peace of Mind With Dental Implants

Healthy, natural teeth allow us to chew and ingest nutrient-rich foods. Removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, but unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food. Some people who wear dentures encounter the problem of malnutrition because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even painful. And for some denture-wearers,... read more »

Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Dental Implants

It’s no wonder the American Dental Association has called dental implants “one of the biggest advancements in dentistry in the past 40 years”: Dental implants can improve a person’s appearance, speech, comfort, ability to eat, self-esteem and overall oral health. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if dental implants would be a good solution for you. Below we provide you with answers... 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 »

Why You Should Replace a Missing Tooth

For many people, a missing tooth is solely a cosmetic consideration. In other words, if a patient loses a tooth in the so-called “smile zone,” then he or she rushes to get it replaced as quickly as possible. But if a patient loses a tooth that’s not generally visible (such as a molar), then that tooth may never be replaced.... read more »

Sedation Dentistry: Comforting the Faint of Heart

Many people are nervous about visiting the dentist. In fact, between 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans claim that they avoid dental appointments due to anxiety or fear. That’s somewhere between 27 to 46 million people! So, if you’re afraid to visit the dentist, take comfort because you’re not alone. Even though most dental appointments aren’t painful, it is... read more »