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What is Peri-Implantitis?

Symptoms of peri-implantitis can vary in type and severity. Some symptoms include redness, inflammation, and bleeding of the surrounding gum tissue, deepening of the periodontal pockets around the implant, exposure and visibility of the underlying implant threads, loosening of the implant itself, and pus discharging from the tissues around the implant. In cases of more severe infection, the lymph nodes on your neck may become swollen as well.

The most common cause of peri-implantitis is tartar buildup at the implant site, which harbors toxin-emitting bacteria that cause irritation of the surrounding gum tissue, and ultimately results in tissue and bone loss. There are other possible causes that may apply depending on your situation.

What is the difference between a Filling and an Inlay?

PLAY VIDEO When your tooth’s structure has been compromised by decay, your doctor may choose to use a filling or an inlay to repair it. There are some differences between these two solutions that you will want to discuss with your doctor. Fillings When repairing a small area of decay, a filling is a great …

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Screw-Retained Implant (Anterior- Healing Cap)

PLAY VIDEO Replacing a tooth can be accomplished with a dental implant. A dental implant restores mouth to optimal function; stabilizing the surrounding bone, tissue and teeth by substituting the root structure of the missing tooth. This helps to prevent further serious complications that can arise if the missing tooth is left untreated. First, the …

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4 Easy Ways to Improve your Dental Health

We get it – life’s busy!  Take control of your oral health and help avoid emergency dental visits with these 4 easy tips: 1. Brush your teeth– This one is simple and something that everyone is already aware of. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste. In addition, …

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Your Newcastle Dentist – Electric v Manual Toothbrushes

One of the most common questions we are asked here at your Newcastle dentist is whether electric toothbrushes are a better option than manual toothbrushes. With correct brushing technique optimal results can be achieved with both, according to Liz Hughes, our resident hygienist.  The right brushing technique achieves a perfect balance between getting the toothbrush close …

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