Category : Gum Disease

The Hazards of Smoking after Periodontal or Dental Implant Surgery

The hazards of using tobacco have long been public knowledge: smoking causes cancer, emphysema, and a long list of health problems. Smoking also contributes to gum disease and tooth loss. However, smoking is particularly problematic after oral surgery. The Journal of Periodontology published a study that shows, after gum surgery, [...]

8 Out of 10 People Have Gum Disease

Gum disease affects up to 80% of the population of the United States, and it is the main cause of adult tooth loss in our nation. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Greg Seal has treated many patients with gum disease and resulting tooth loss. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease [...]

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