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What to Expect From Periodontal Maintenance Nov 8th, 2022

Have you had trouble in the past maintaining your periodontal health? Maybe you’ve even had to get one or more dental implants because of periodontitis-related tooth decay. If so, periodontal maintenance can be an effective choice for your long-term oral health. But what can you expect from periodontal maintenance, and how can it help you?...

How To Prevent Dry Sockets After Tooth Extraction Oct 1st, 2022

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. Severe decay, injury, gum disease, and overcrowding may necessitate tooth removal, but the most common reason is wisdom tooth impaction.  When your third set of molars, or wisdom teeth, emerges, the teeth may get stuck under the surface of your gums, a painful condition called impaction...

How Not Flossing Affects Your Teeth and Gums Sep 1st, 2022

You may know that you’re supposed to floss daily, but that doesn’t mean you do it. In fact, if you don’t floss, you’re in the majority. Studies show that only 32% of American adults floss at least once a day, and 20% admit to never flossing. That’s about half of...

How Bone Grafting Can Enhance Your Dental Implant Process Aug 1st, 2022

When you lose a permanent tooth, whether to injury or disease, replacing it as soon as possible is essential to your oral health because the open space can lead to shifting teeth, bite problems, gum disease, and bone loss. You have the option of closing the gap with dentures or...

4 Important Benefits of Crown Lengthening Jul 6th, 2022

If you weren’t born with perfect teeth, there are several dental and orthodontic procedures that can create the ideal look you want. One little-known treatment solves several different cosmetic and oral health problems at once — crown lengthening.  Dr. Caesar Sweidan and our experienced team here at St. Tammany Periodontics...

5 Reasons To Consider a Sinus Lift Jun 1st, 2022

You probably don’t think about your sinuses very often until they get clogged with mucus during cold and allergy season. But these meandering canals behind your nose, eyes, and cheeks may also come into play when you’re getting ready for certain dental procedures. Dr. Caesar Sweidan and our expert team at St. Tammany Periodontics...

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction May 4th, 2022

Your third molars are the last teeth to arrive on the scene. They typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 21, when you’re presumably more savvy, which is how they got their nickname “wisdom teeth.”  But many jaws are too small to accommodate four more teeth, so this new...

8 Causes of Gum Recession Apr 14th, 2022

Your teeth rely on your gums to keep them firmly in place, so if the gums recede, your teeth become loose and may eventually fall out. Gum recession also creates gaps between your teeth and gums, which is a gathering place for bacteria to build up and cause infections and disease.  Gum...

Is Periodontal Disease Serious? Mar 30th, 2022

Healthy gums are light pink and firm. If yours have a bright pink or reddish hue, that may be a cause for concern. Gum disease starts out mild, as a condition called gingivitis. In this early stage, we can treat it and reverse it before it does too much damage....

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Mar 8th, 2022

Losing a tooth is an incredibly common occurrence, whether it’s due to decay, trauma, or other issues. However, being common doesn’t make it comfortable. If you’ve lost a tooth, getting it replaced should be a priority.  Dr. Caesar Sweidan and Dr. Maryam Habibzadeh at St. Tammany Periodontics and Implants encourage...

Should You See a Dentist or Periodontist? Mar 15th, 2021

According to research by the American Dental Association, 95 percent of the American population considers oral hygiene essential to their overall health and well-being. However, even with this widely held opinion, many Americans fail to practice proper habits such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Consequently, almost half of the...

What Are the 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease? Mar 15th, 2021

Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a condition that occurs when bacteria found in plaque build up around teeth and gums, causing inflammation. Without treatment, this inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to deteriorate, leading to pocketing, receding gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss. There are a few factors that...

The Removal of Wisdom Teeth is One of The Most Common Dental Procedures in Slidell Dec 17th, 2020

This type of procedure is usually not as scary as many people think. In fact, recovery time depends on your general oral hygiene, your body’s ability to heal, your age and the length of time the extraction itself took. Although there might be some discomfort for the first few days after...

Dental Implants Surgery: Everything you need to know Apr 13th, 2020

There are few things as impactful as losing your teeth and not having an option for replacement. Fortunately, if you lost teeth in an accident, because of an uncontrolled systemic disease or any other unfavourable situation, you may be a candidate for dental implants. What are dental implants? Dental implants are...