Is Extracting Teeth a Solution for Gum Disease?

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What kind of treatment are you expecting for gum disease? Obviously, procedures to reduce the level of bacteria in the mouth – such as antimicrobial therapy or scaling and root planing – will likely be utilized. However, in the truly severe cases where a lot of damage has already been done to the mouth, tooth extractions might have to be performed for the sake of your oral health. In the following post, you’ll learn why gum disease might ultimately lead to the removal of a few teeth and how the treatment will ultimately impact your overall oral health. 

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Can Gum Disease Make COVID-19 Worse?

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Gum disease has already been shown to have a connection with heart disease, strokes, respiratory infections, and other potentially serious medical conditions. Nowadays, though, there’s a fresh new health concern that could potentially be made worse by a gum infection: COVID-19. As the COVID pandemic continues, more and more research is being performed regarding the risk factors of the disease, and recent findings have shown that patients with gum disease could potentially be in severe danger. Read on to learn more about what studies are suggesting about the link between COVID and gum disease – and why maintaining a healthy smile might be especially crucial now more than ever.

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From Gingivitis to Periodontitis: The Long-Term Impact of Gum Disease

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Most people seem to be more concerned with their teeth than their gums. Perhaps that is why more than half of all Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, with many of them not even realizing it. When you first notice early warning signs of gum disease – such as bleeding – you might think that the issue is minor enough that you can deal with it. However, the longer you ignore the problem, the more severe the consequences will be. Discover the full impact that gum disease in Belmont can have on your oral health – as well as what you can do to protect yourself.

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4 Simple Tricks for Healthier Gums

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You can have the straightest, brightest teeth and brush them thoroughly every day, but if you’re not taking care of your gums, your smile will suffer. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up under and along the gum line, causing infections that can lead to the destruction of the gum and bone. But while gum disease can be devastating in its later stages, it’s also preventable – and the following 4 tips will make maintaining healthy gums in Belmont much easier!

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Top Dentist in Boston for Four Years and Counting

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For the fourth year, Boston Magazine has compiled a list of the top dentists in the area who can be counted on to consistently bring patients the personalized, high-quality care that they deserve. For the fourth year in a row (and every year since the award was conceived in 2017), Dr. Schrott is honored to have been featured on this list. To learn more about what this award means and what it takes to earn it, read on below.

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