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What To Know If Your Gums Are Bleeding

If your gums bleed frequently, this is not normal and may be a sign of a more serious oral health condition. For many patients bleeding gums are a telling sign that they have developed gum disease. Gum disease or periodontal disease…


What To Know About Pinhole Gum Surgery

What Is Pinhole Gum Surgery? The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) makes it possible for periodontist Dr. Robert Cain to reshape your gum line without the need to cut, scrap or stitch. This new method of treating receding gums makes it…


What To Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal

WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH? Known as the third molars, wisdom teeth develop later in life and typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. While some people aren’t bothered by their wisdom teeth, others can actually feel a strong…


Gum Recession Treatment that Won’t Interrupt Your Life

If you are dealing with extensive gum recession, you know that it can damage both the health and appearance of your smile. However, traditional methods for repairing recessed gums can seem intimidating. Surgical treatments such as soft tissue grafting require…


The Anatomy of The Dental Implant

A dental implant is considered one of the most successful tooth replacement options available. Dental implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants are extremely durable and provide long-term benefits that can improve your oral health. At East Tennessee Periodontics,…


Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. If left untreated, periodontal disease can compromise the structure and integrity of the jaw bone, gum tissue, and teeth. In advanced stages of periodontal disease patients may lose one or more teeth.…