dental implants
flap surgery
Flap surgery is a type of periodontal surgery used to treat receding gums. This procedure involves cutting and lifting the gums away from the teeth, allowing access to underlying tissue that can be removed or reshaped. Once the desired amount of tissue has been removed, the gum flap is then stitched back in place.  Flap...
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bone grafting
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as a form of tooth replacement for those who have lost a tooth due to trauma, decay, or other causes. However, in some cases, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants due to bone loss in the jaw.  In these cases, bone grafting is often necessary...
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teeth day
Teeth in a day, is it possible? Living without teeth for a long period negatively affects your chewing ability, facial structure, and speech considerably. Teeth in a Day: What is it? A novel dental implant-supported denture procedure is called Teeth in a Day. Rather than going through a long process of having to remove teeth,...
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guided tissue
What is Guided tissue regeneration? A synthetic membrane serves as a barrier in GTR, an advanced treatment. When a barrier is used, only newly forming tissues and bone can enter the area; any undesirable fast-growing tissues are prevented from migrating to the tooth and underlying bone. What is GTR used for? It’s critical to keep...
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What to expect when getting your wisdom tooth removed A wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more of these teeth. A wisdom tooth needs to be removed if its impacted, or causes pain, infection, or other dental issues. An x-ray of your mouth is taken to assess the position of...
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Overdenture is a newer modality of teeth replacement for patients who are missing all their teeth. You may be aware of traditional dentures that are designed according to the shape of your jawbone and adhere to them via physical retention forces. However, these dentures do not fit as well, have the tendency to dislodge and...
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dental implant brand
Dental implants are surgical fixtures that are placed into the jawbone and form a foundation for the placement of a prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Many brands manufacture dental implants, but are they all the same, and does the brand matter? The simple answer is – Yes! Let’s get into the details. ...
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how often brush teeth
Oral hygiene is critical to oral and overall health. Good oral hygiene practices keep you away from dental problems like dental cavities, gum diseases, and bad breath. The question of how many times we should ideally brush our teeth has always been controversial. So, what’s the reality, and what does science say? Read ahead as...
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preventive dental care kids
It is well established that prevention is better than cure. So, without wasting any time, let’s get on to the three most important preventive dental treatments for children at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants.  Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning  Nothing is more important than regular visits to the dentist. This allows us as your dentist...
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bleeding gums what to do
Have you recently noted blood spots while brushing or biting on something like an apple? Unprovoked bleeding from gums without apparent cause, like an injury, can be a sign of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.  Gingivitis is the initial, mild, non-destructive form of gum disease. It is a bacterial disease that leads to...
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