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January 10, 2011 | Posted in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

Endodontics, from the Greek endo (inside) and odons (tooth), is a one of the nine specialties of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association, and deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. If the pulp (containing nerves, arterioles and venules as well as lymphatic tissue and fibrous tissue) …

What is a periodontist?

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Periodontics (Gum Treatment)

Dr. Henry Meng Yeong WONG is a periodontist, a dental specialist in diseases of the gums, bone and structures around the teeth. Why do I need to see a periodontist? A periodontist will help you preserve the health of your gums and bone. Dr. Henry Wong’s philosophy is to maintain healthy gums and bone for …

Will I lose my teeth?

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Periodontics (Gum Treatment)

Advanced periodontitis, if left untreated, will result in the loosening of the teeth and eventually tooth loss. You should not lose your teeth, and you can keep them for life if treatment is sought in the earlier stages. Bleeding gums, red gums, swollen gums, should not be ignored as the problem will not go away. …

What are the causes of Periodontal Disease?

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Diseases

Periodontal disease is caused by dental plaque, a soft almost invisible layer of BACTERIA which forms on the teeth and is present in all mouths. Any irregularity around the teeth will encourage accumulation of plaque by making tooth cleaning more difficult eg. croooked teeth, overhanging edges of fillings, poorly contoured fillings, some types of partial …

What is Periodontal Disease (gum disease)?

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Diseases

Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissue of the tooth – the periodontal ligament, the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone (supporting bone) and the cementum (root surface of the tooth). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. The condition begins as inflammation of the gum margin with redness, swelling and bleeding on brushing, …