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Thank you for checking out our blog! Our periodontist in San Diego, Dr. Shivali Gohel  has collected some articles that we hope will provide you with the education and resources that you need to avoid gum disease. 

Take a moment and browse some of our blogs below! Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff if you have any topic suggestions or would like to schedule a consultation for your next appointment at our periodontal office in San Diego. 

Is Oral Damage a Concern for Patients That Have Had COVID-19?

Is Oral Damage a Concern for Patients That Have Had COVID-19? With the ongoing concerns during the COVID-19 epidemic, patients often wonder if there are any side effects from COVID-19. A recent study in the Journal of Dental Research finds that more than 80 percent of people that have had COVID-19 have damage to the

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Dental Implant

How Painful is the Dental Implant Process?

Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely

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Laser Dentistry

How Does Laser Dentistry Treat Gum Disease?

Laser dentistry is used for periodontal treatment when a patient has inflammation in the mouth or gums. Laser treatment is an effective way to battle gum disease and provides exceptional results. Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in patients, and if left untreated it can lead to receding gums or tooth loss.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummy smile, and many patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correct a gummy smile, and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best. What Can

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Can Gum Disease Cause COVID 19 Complications?

Gum disease or periodontitis causes inflammation in the gums and damages soft tissue. If not treated gum disease can destroy the bone, and cause other more serious complications. A new study published in the Journal of Periodontology has shown that people who have gum disease are at a higher risk for experiencing complications with COVID-19.

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Dentist

How Can I Tell If I Need a Periodontist or an Endodontist?

Knowing which type of dentist to call can be stressful. Both periodontists and endodontists are oral health specialists, and have been trained as dentists. Each specialist has additional training, and understanding those details can help you decide which is best for you. Periodontists A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and

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Oral Health

Are There any Differences Between Mouth Washes?

Mouthwash is used to help rinse away bacteria or food particles after you brush and floss each day. Using mouthwash is an additional way to help protect your teeth and gums. Knowing the differences between mouthwashes can help you choose the right one to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine. What Are The Different Types

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Family Dentistry

How Can I Reduce My Costs for Dental Care?

Dental care can be costly, and simple procedures can even run up your bill. Caring for your teeth is necessary to keep your oral and general health in check. Many people have no dental benefits at all, or if they retire their benefits are lost. Skipping dental care is not an option, and can lead

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Dental Crowns

What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart, and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken. There are different types of crowns available to patients, and depending on

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How Do I Help with Tooth Pain?

If you think you may have a dental emergency it is important to know what to do to ensure your issue is addressed as soon as possible. Our office provides same day or next day appointments to accommodate our patients that need immediate treatment. One of the most common dental emergencies that patients experience is

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