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Least invasive way to treat gum (periodontic) abscess?

Q: What could be the least invasive way a dentist could take care of my gum (periodontic) abscess? I know that antibiotics are not a cure at all. A: We utilize an ND/YAG laser to treat periodontal disease, including abscesses.

Posted in Medicines, Pre-Treatment Questions

How is a periodontic abscess treated?

Q: How is a periodontic abscess typically treated? A: We use a ND/YAG laser for most of our periodontal treatment, including treating abscesses and periodontal swellings. No flaps or stitches, rapid healing, and an excellent tissue response.

Posted in Pre-Treatment Questions

What’s the difference between a periodontist and a regular dentist?

Q: What’s the difference between a periodontist and a regular dentist? A: When a patient needs expert advice regarding gum disease, bone loss, dental implants and complicated treatment planning, then a Periodontist would be a good choice for a specialty

Posted in Office, Pre-Treatment Questions

Possible to detect periodontitis from initial exam and x-rays?

Q: Is it possible for dentists to detect periodontitis from initial exam and x-rays? A: A clinical exam and a current set of quality digital x-rays of all your teeth would be enough to diagnose periodontal disease.

Posted in Gum Disease, Pre-Treatment Questions

6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements

Q: Should I be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements? A: I would seek the opinion of a medical doctor and a qualified laser periodontist as soon as possible.

Posted in Pre-Treatment Questions
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