Tag Archives: gum disease

Periodontal treatment molars longevity

Periodontal treatment of molars – Treat it or pull it? The Journal of Periodontology recently published an article following over 800 molars that had periodontal treatment done with post-treatment time ranging from 15 to 40 years (average of 24 years). They created a scoring system based on age, probing depth, mobility, furcation involvement, molar type, […]

Some risks involved in Orthodontics


As with any type of procedure, there are risks and benefits associated with treatment.  Luckily for orthodontics, the risks are minimal and very rare.  Let’s discuss some risks, starting with the most common: 1. Root resorption (WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?!): The portion of the tooth that you see in your mouth is called the crown. […]