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Periodontal pockets

The gingival sulcus is snuggly fit around the tooth but in the presence of gingival diseases the periodontal sulcus depends and gets unattached from the tooth surface, leading to the formation of periodontal pockets. Pocket formation is one of the earliest indications of periodontal disease. As it deepens, it gives the perfect breeding environment for … Continue reading

The relationship between diabetes and periodontal health

Periodontal disease and diabetes have a two-way relationship. Studies show the two to be closed linked as the risk of periodontitis aggravated the effects of diabetes in patients with poor glycemic control and diabetes is also a significant risk factor for periodontal disease. Diabetes and chronic gum disease are both largely prevalent in the population … Continue reading

Stages of Gum Disease

Aetiology Gum disease develops in the absence of good oral hygiene. A thin biofilm of plaque develops around the tooth and gingival margin, which may accumulate over time if not removed through manual cleaning with a toothbrush. There is a direct correlation between plaque biofilm and the severity of gingivitis. This accumulated plaque eventually mineralises, … Continue reading

Receding gum on one tooth

Are my gums receding? What to do if I see receding gums with only one tooth? Can such a condition be treated? If these questions are running through your mind, this blog will help you answer them.  Gum recession is a dental condition in which your gums pull back or recede from their former position. … Continue reading

Scaling and root planing in Wilmington, Delaware

Are you noticing a lot of tartar deposits in your mouth? Do you think you may have some gum disease? If you are nodding yes, you may be wondering how you can get rid of the deposits or get treatment for your gum disease.  Scaling and root planing are some of the most commonly done … Continue reading

Bruxism and its effects on gums

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth in the middle of the day or wake up every day with jaw pain or a headache? If your answer is Yes, you might be suffering from Bruxism.  Bruxism is the medical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. It most commonly happens at night, which means … Continue reading