Replace Your Missing Teeth With All-On-4 Dental Implants

If you are missing several teeth, it’s likely affected how you feel about yourself. Missing teeth can lead to health problems with the gums and teeth and decreased self-confidence. If the teeth are not replaced, you may even lose bone in the jaw and your face can shift over time. This leads to more missing…

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3 Types of Problems You Encounter When You Do Not Replace Missing Teeth

There is no time to waste when you lose a tooth. You need to replace missing teeth with dental implants right away, or you will soon contend with serious consequences. Our periodontist, Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez, will ensure you have optimal oral health by circumventing the following issues. 1. Chronic Headaches Both arches of your…

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4 Dangers of Living With Gum Recession

There are numerous symptoms to gum disease, but few are as damaging as unimpeded gum recession. This occurs when the gum tissue pulls back from the teeth, making the teeth look longer than they should. Our periodontist sees this problem all the time, and unfortunately, many people delay seeking treatment. Once you notice the gums…

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3 Risks of Living With Gum Disease

It is difficult to manage gum disease without treatment. Mild gingivitis will quickly escalate into periodontitis where teeth will become loose and eventually fall out. That is why you need to seek out LANAP right away. This is an FDA-cleared procedure that eliminates the harmful bacteria and reduces your risk of the following complications. More Severe…

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Choose Dental Implants for a Healthy Smile on World Smile Day

October 5th is World Smile Day, and you should celebrate by making sure you have the best smile you can have. If you’ve recently lost teeth, taking this opportunity will not only improve your smile, it will also give you the chance to get back some lost function and to keep your smile line from…

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Mini-Guide to PST™ for Gum Recession

One of the biggest consequences of letting gum disease go for too long is gum recession. As bacteria builds up in the gums, it can create pockets of infection that lead to the gums shrinking back and exposing more of the teeth, even down to the roots. This can lead to sensitive teeth and put…

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Free Your Smile With the Pinhole® Surgical Technique

There is nothing like getting together with friends and enjoying good food and drinks. However, even a refreshing drink can become a painful experience when you are experiencing gum recession. At PerioWest, Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez and staff may be able to help you enjoy your get-togethers without abandon by using the Chao Pinhole Surgical…

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Can LANAP Reduce Stroke Risk?

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Researchers recently uncovered a link between strokes and gum disease. It is believed that individuals with periodontitis have an increased risk of suffering from a stroke, which is why prompt, effective LANAP® gum disease treatment is essential. The Relation Between Gum Disease and Stroke Periodontal disease can affect other parts of…

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How LANAP® Treats Gum Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost half of American adults have gum disease. It is important to catch signs of this oral disease early to prevent more severe complications, such as loss of gum tissue, bone, or teeth. For those who are already in the advanced stages of periodontitis, Dr. Sanchez…

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LANAP® for the New Year

Some people decide to work out more or eat more healthy foods in the New Year. Others want to travel more or write more. Unfortunately, not many people consider their oral health when making New Year’s resolutions, but many should. If you want a healthier smile this year, the LANAP procedure treats gum disease. What…

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