What’s the Scoop on Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a common procedure done under local anesthesia to remove or reshape gum tissue, bone (or both) to expose more of the remaining tooth or teeth. It can be performed on one or more teeth on the gum line. This treatment is often recommended if you have a “gummy smile” where your teeth look shorter because of excess... read more »

A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline of the bottom of the tongue. To restore proper function... read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates toxins which inflame the gums... read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth loss. If advanced gum disease... read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to brush your teeth after eating... read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children. Children: As children enter puberty,... read more »

Got Gum Disease? Here Are the Treatments That Are Available

If your dentist, Dr. Sam Markzar, told you that you’re a victim of gum disease, then it’s very important to treat it as soon as possible. If you fail to treat it, it can spread and destroy your entire smile and oral health. Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue that should never be taken lightly. There... read more »

Dental Implant Questions to Enhance Your Knowledge

Losing a permanent tooth can reduce the appearance and efficacy of your smile, but at Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants we offer tooth replacement such as dental implants to effectively replace your smile. We answer some common dental implant questions below to help you determine if your smile can benefit from this treatment. What are dental implants? These dental... read more »

All You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that should be taken seriously. This disease is quite complex. In fact, it has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. The signs of gingivitis include red, swollen and tender gums that bleed often as well as bad breath. The signs of periodontitis include receded gums, gum pockets, smile infection, loose teeth and lost teeth.... read more »