By Teresa Faye Morris, DDS
May 31, 2017
Category: Oral Health

If you have gum disease, find out how Perio Protect might help you.perio protect, gum disease

Did our Springfield, MO, cosmetic dentist Dr. Teresa Faye Morris just recently diagnose you with gum disease? If so, you may be feeling a bit confused or even stressed about your diagnosis, but you’ll be happy to hear that gum disease can be managed with the proper treatment. Find out more about Perio Protect and how it might be able to help you.

What is Perio Protect?

While there are a few ways to manage your gum disease symptoms and to get your gums looking healthier again, one simple, painless and non-surgical option for treating your condition is with these custom trays that deliver medication into the infected pockets between your teeth and gums to kill the bacteria and shrink the pockets. This may be a great option for someone with only minor periodontitis, but it can also be offered to those with more advanced forms of gum disease to prevent tooth loss.

How does Perio Protect work?

These prescription trays are custom-made by our Springfield, MO, dentist to fit perfectly over your teeth. These trays help administer medication below the gums to fight off the bacteria responsible for gum disease.

Even if you have revamped your oral care routine and you are brushing and flossing more regularly (which is absolutely wonderful!), these daily activities may keep teeth clean but they won’t be able to treat the infection that lies underneath the gums. Only this medical device will be able to provide the ample treatment that your gums need to heal.

What makes this treatment so easy is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, this treatment may be all that’s needed or it may be used in conjunction with scaling and root planing (a standard procedure for treating gum disease that can be performed right here in our office).

Call our Springfield, MO, dental office to schedule your next routine cleaning. You should be getting preventive dental care every six months, and this is the best way to protect yourself against gum disease and other issues.

By Teresa Faye Morris, DDS
February 24, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Springfield, MO dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.
 

Contact your Springfield, MO Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Springfield, MO dentist to schedule an appointment.

By Teresa Faye Morris, DDS
February 24, 2017
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Welcome to the Blog of Teresa Faye Morris, DDS PC

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Springfield, MO area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Teresa Faye Morris, DDS PC office with any dental questions or concerns.

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