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Periodontal Disease

By | 2017-12-10T02:47:16+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Dental Tips|

What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease should always be part of your regular dental check-up. A periodontal probe is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums. The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed. The periodontal probe helps indicate if [...]

Caring for Teeth After Extraction

By | 2018-04-15T01:28:19+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Ashburn Dentist, Dental Tips|

After tooth extractions, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. [...]