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Periodontal Assessment Before Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics involves moving teeth through bone to relocate them in better places for both appearance and function. The outcome of orthodontic treatment is very much influenced by your periodontal (gum) status before, during and after treatment. Assessment for the presence of any form of gum disease before orthodontic treatment is …

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Periodontal Abscess

Periodontal abscesses result from rapidly-growing bacteria within a periodontal pocket. A periodontal pocket forms in the presence of periodontal disease, as the gums become infected and pull away from the surface of the teeth. This deepens the sulcus (the space between the teeth and gums) greater than three millimetres. The …

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease In Pregnancy

Do you know that pregnancy involves physiological changes in women’s body? The expectant mother will be experiencing major changes on both physically and emotionally, which includes overall well-being. In this context, Oral Health is no exception. During pregnancy, there will be an elevation of estrogen and progesterone, hormones which can …

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