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What Are the Dark Areas/Brown or Black Discolorations on My Gums?

November 17, 2019

Filed under: Customer Service,Esthetic Dentistry,Oral Cancer screening — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:19 am

First of all: What Are the Dark Areas/Black Patches/Discolorations on My Gums? You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. These areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctor are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to […]

What Happens During a Periodontal Exam?

November 3, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Periodontal Treatment or Therapy — Dr Julie Gillis @ 5:12 pm

What Happens During a Periodontal Exam? What happens during a Periodontal Exam should be pretty standard in dental offices.  First of all you should know that a periodontal exam means an evaluation of the supporting structures of the teeth including the gums and jawbone.  This type of examination is usually done as part of a complete exam by your dentist.  A Periodontal Exam may also […]

“Can’t you just do a new filling instead of a crown?”

October 29, 2019

“Can’t you just do a new filling, doc?” Dentistry seems so expensive!  Especially when your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown.  Is this really necessary?  As part of a dental examination, a good dentist will look at every tooth in your mouth and study the edges of all of your previous restorations or fillings.  You may not think anything is really wrong […]

How Do You Know If You Have Bone Loss and Periodontal Disease?

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Preventive Dentistry — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:10 pm

How do you know if you have bone loss and periodontal disease?  This is a good question because periodontal disease is not usually painful! You may know that you have had bone loss around your teeth if they start to feel loose.  A good dentist will always tell you if you have periodontal disease and the best way to manage this disease. Bone loss will […]

What Can Be Done About Brown or Black Areas on the Gums?

August 2, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Laser Treatments,Gum Surgery,Mouth — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:12 am

You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. The areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown or black pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctors are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to occur.  Some people develop areas like this later in life.  […]

How our office is using Perio Protect Perio Trays

June 19, 2019

This blog describes how our office is using Perio Trays.  We are loving the results! If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, there are many options for treatment.  This is great because we are not all alike and finding the right treatment can mean the difference between success – saving our teeth and gums or failure – losing your teeth and gums and jaw bone!  […]

What Are My Options For Treating Periodontal Disease?

May 14, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Periodontal Treatment or Therapy — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:01 am

What Are My Options For Treating Periodontal Disease?  So, really, What Are My Options For Treating Periodontal Disease? Okay, so by now you should probably know that Periodontal Disease is the permanent loss of your jawbone!  Currently, there is no predictable way to get all the lost bone back.  You will always have the bone loss, but this can be managed.  Periodontal Disease can be […]

Simple Explanation of Periodontal Disease – What Is It and Why Should I Care?

May 7, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Periodontal Treatment or Therapy — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 10:43 pm

Simple Explanation of Periodontal Disease – What Is It and Why Should I Care? We dentists and dental professionals seem to want to make periodontal disease more complicated than it really is. Is this part of the reason that patients are not flocking to our doors asking us to please treat their disease?  Is there a way to make Periodontal Disease more understandable?  How about […]

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit?

April 12, 2019

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit? and What happens during composite bonding? Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to improve a smile!  Let’s say you have a job interview coming up and you want to look your very best.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this interview is important to you!  Your smile says […]

How Can I Replace in My Missing Teeth Without Implants or Dentures?

April 3, 2019

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Cantilever tooth bridge — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:04 pm

Permanent help for missing teeth! Some patients just do not want dental implants.  Some patients are not good candidates for dental implants for any number of reasons.  Or it may be that a patient wants something done right now for a better appearance, while still allowing something different to be done in the future. An all-porcelain bridge may be the right solution for you! Maybe […]