What is LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment?

LANAP Laser Gum Disease TreatmentAre you experiencing gum soreness, bleeding, or swelling? Periodontal disease may be to blame. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is typically caused by bacteria getting into the gum “pockets” and causing irritation and discomfort. If left untreated, gum disease can lead increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or complete tooth loss. Traditional […]

A Brief Guide to Dental Implant Surgery

Dental Implant ModelDental implant surgery is the replacement of missing teeth by the process of implanting ceramic crowns to form natural looking, supportive teeth that are secured by titanium “roots” that are placed into the jaw. Surgery can take a few months to complete, but the results of dental implant surgery are worthwhile. If you ever have […]

What is the Risk of Dental Implant Failure?

Dental Implant In Your Bone ModelWhile the risk of dental implant failure is low, as with any surgery, there is a small risk of it not being successful. The possibility of a dental implant failure can often be determined before the implant takes place, lessening the risk of it occurring after the surgery.   Failure soon after the implant is […]

Is It Better to Get a Dental Bridge or Dental implants?

Dental Bridge GraphicIf you’ve lost a tooth or you’re about to, you may be wondering what the best solution is for replacing it in New London, CT. You have multiple options, including a dental bridge and a dental implant. But which option is better? Your choice may depend on your aesthetic goals, functional needs, oral health situation, […]

Gum Recession: 3 Facts About Why Gum Tissue Recedes

Gum Recession GraphicGum Recession is a very prominent issue for many dental patients in Westerly, RI and because it occurs slowly and gradually it is often not easy to detect. If you start to experience gum recession it would be best if you reached out to your dental professional to seek treatment as soon as possible. Doing […]

Sedation Dentistry: How Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Anxiety

Sedated Patient RelaxingA vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of Westerly, RI adults avoid going to the dentist because of how severe their dental anxiety is. Causes of Dental AnxietyThere are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following: Fear of pain […]

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

The Approximate Cost of Dental ImplantsOne of the first things that comes to mind when one is considering dental implant surgery is the cost of this procedure. The main thing to be aware of is the fact that the cost of dental implant surgery ranges and depends on the dentist.  Whether or not you are […]

Gum Disease: The Advantages of Early Intervention and Prevention

Did you know that every time you go out for dinner no matter how fancy the restaurant with each bite of your food you take you are exposing your mouth to all kinds of bacteria? It’s an interesting thought that you most likely never thought about while enjoying fine cuisine in a fancy venue. As […]

Your First Periodontal Visit: What You Should Know

It can be intimidating to attend your first periodontal visit, especially if you already suffer from dental anxiety. However, there is nothing to worry about as long as you schedule your appointment with a compassionate and skilled periodontist. Drs. Gregory Toback and Marianne Urbanski are experienced in providing leading periodontal care, and they offer sedation […]

What You Should Expect with Teeth-in-a-Day™

You are probably familiar with dental implants as an option to restore a lost tooth or several missing teeth. Implant dentistry has been around for years, and can be an excellent solution for patients who want a more natural appearance and better function. Dr. Gregory Toback can perform one of the latest surgeries available, Teeth-in-a-Day™. […]