The Symptoms to Identify Gum Disease

Do you know how to recognize gum disease? If not, that’s OK! Our dentist, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz with Periodontal and Implant Esthetics in Tampa, Florida, is highly skilled at conquering this condition and happy to help you understand how to recognize it. The first thing to do when it comes... Read more »

Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your smile and oral health if you let it progress to the later stages. This disease is one to avoid at all costs. It’s one of the most destructive dental issues in the world today. This disease is... Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous infection of the gums that can eventually destroy the underlying bone. This disease should be avoided at all costs and treated immediately. If you have questions about this disease, our dentist, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz, is happy to give you the answers you need.... Read more »

Early Detection Improves Gum Disease Treatment Options

If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene practices plaque and tartar can accumulate on your teeth. As this starts to happen your gums might start to appear inflamed and could bleed easily when brushing and flossing your teeth. These are early symptoms of gingivitis. This form of gum disease can... Read more »

Risk Factors For Periodontal Disease

Did you know that advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over the age of 30? Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other major oral emergencies. It is important to be aware of the risk factors of gum disease.   Gum disease is also called periodontal disease.... Read more »

Teach Your Smile New Tricks: Gum Disease Treatments

  If you are suffering from gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist for effective treatments. However, you may not even know you're suffering from it due to the fact that symptoms do not always appear. For this reason, it was always important to analyze your smile every... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat Chronic Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease caused by the excess buildup of hardened tartar on the surfaces of teeth near the gumline, and the dental roots deep within the gums. This causes a significant amount of periodontal inflammation that requires professional treatment. If you forgo having gum disease... Read more »

Treating Gum Disease: What Needs to Happen?

Treating gum disease means you have inflammation or infection in your gum tissue. Early intervention can turn it around and is often helped by stepping up your daily oral hygiene game and increased dental cleanings that target the pockets surrounding the teeth. Once it progresses, however, and depending on the... Read more »

Have Information About Your Medical History Ready at Your Next Appointment

"I love eating sticky foods, but I don't like flossing my chompers: how can I prevent gum disease?" Short answer: you can't. Unfortunately, gum disease is regularly a disease of our own makings. By consuming and drinking sugary substances, we put ourselves at risk of making periodontal disease. To avoid... Read more »

Medications and Gum Disease

Perhaps the most common ailment we care for at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics is periodontal disease, an infection of the gums. Gum disease affects a big percentage of the population, but with suitable brushing and flossing, you can defend yourself from it. Learn more about gum disease by reading on.... Read more »