Gum Disease Blog Posts

Should I Be Concerned about My Swollen, Irritated Gums?

Dr. Degel Apr 6, 2019

Patients may go for weeks or months with gums that are red, puffy, and tender. Find out if you should be concerned about your swollen,…

Night Guards for Periodontal Disease

Dr. Degel Feb 8, 2018

Night guards can help improve periodontal health, but not in the treatment of gum disease. The dentists at Astoria Dental Group discuss these issues.

The Different Stages of Gum Disease

Dr. Degel Jun 11, 2017

There are three different stages of gum disease. Let's discuss how these periodontal problems can be properly treated and prevented.

The Link between Medications and Poor Gum Health

Dr. Degel Apr 22, 2017

At Astoria Dental Group, our dentists educate patients on the link between medications and poor gum health so they can prevent and control gum disease.

Factors That Contribute to Poor Gum Health

Dr. Degel Feb 11, 2017

There are many factors that can lead to periodontal disease and gum recession. Let's consider some of the basics.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Temperatures?

Dr. Degel Jul 25, 2016

Tooth sensitivity can be quite uncomfortable, and it's usually caused by hot and cold temperatures. Let's look at causes and prevention options.

How Tooth Loss and Gum Disease Are Linked

Dr. Degel Jul 5, 2016

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss if a patient is not careful. Let's consider some treatment and prevention options.

Factors that Can Raise Your Risk for Gum Disease

Dr. Degel Feb 2, 2016

Gum disease risk factors include poor dental hygiene, a diet high in sugar, a compromised immune system, age, and smoking.

Gum Disease Treatment: Root Planing and Scaling

Dr. Degel Mar 28, 2013

For our Manhattan patients, healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth. If you suffer from gum disease, root planing and scaling can help. 

Gum Disease Treatments

Dr. Degel May 18, 2012

Gum disease--whether it's gingivitis or periodontitis--can be a serious dental health problem. It's important that patients visit our practice regularly in order to enhance the…
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