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Connective Tissue Grafting for Dental Implants in Waverly

July 30, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants,Periodontal Healthy — Tags: — drsmiley @ 6:34 pm

man framing his smileSeveral advancements over the years have made it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than before; however, 120 million Americans are still living with at least one missing tooth. Among the leading cause of tooth loss is due to a preventable infection, known as periodontal disease. It is estimated that 50% of adults have a form of it. Although it is easily treatable, it often progresses to advanced stages without an aggressive treatment plan, leading to the destruction of the teeth and the gingival tissue. After tooth loss occurs, many are now turning to dental implants in Waverly to regain a complete smile. To repair the damage to the gum tissue, connective tissue grafting may also be needed to rehabilitate your oral health.
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Link Between Gum Disease, Heart Health

April 8, 2016

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Gum disease, or periodontitis, affects as many as 75 percent of American adults today. It’s a surprising number that’s even more concerning when you know that the condition has been linked to several serious health conditions — including major heart problems. Your dentist in 50677, Dr. Jonathan Smiley, wants you to know about the connection between gum disease and your heart health. Keep reading for more!

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