Tooth Loss Resulting from Chronic Gum Disease Can Often Be Remedied by Dentures

The severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis can afflict your mouth in several different ways. As time goes by, it can even cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, allowing the infection to form near the roots. This could lead to eventual tooth loss... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Is Not Effective for Long-Term Treatment

Feeling pain or heightened sensitivity when you consume cold, hot, sweet, or acidic things can be quite disconcerting. Beyond the limitations to your food and beverage choices, tooth sensitivity can also make life a bit difficult. To help develop an effective treatment plan, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy and the dental... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Presence of an Extracted tooth

Having a tooth extracted to remediate untreated tooth decay, a dental avulsion or other oral trauma can leave you with a significantly compromised mouth. Even if you adapt to a decreased ability to chew, the missing tooth can affect your appearance or alter the clarity of your speech. In time,... Read more »

Restoring Teeth with a Bridge

The loss of multiple teeth can significantly impair the function of your mouth. Beyond the compromised ability to chew food, it can also affect your speech and eventually cause other orthodontic problems. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy, has the dental technology available to restore the structure and function... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry: How Can it Help You

You know that there are a few things you’ll need to do if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. For example, you probably know that it’s important for you to brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you may have heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months—and... Read more »

A Filling Can Repair a Cavity

Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Jackson, Mississippi, may be just what you need. Dr. Alex S. Abernathy will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. This will restore the strength and function of the tooth. At... Read more »

Gum Disease Dangers and How to Prevent It

Some of the most common dangers of gum disease include tissue decay and tooth loss. Gum disease will not happen overnight, so constant care of your teeth and gums is the key to battling this oral danger. Lakeland Dental Care has an experienced team of dentists well-prepared for helping you... Read more »

Dentures and Your Teeth

When you think of dentures, you probably think of the older generation—but in reality, they could be a viable option for anyone who is missing teeth. Dentures have been used effectively for decades to replace missing or damaged teeth. Knowing the proper way to care for your dentures can improve... Read more »

What You Should Know About Tongue Scrapers

Do you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time? Do you visit your dentist once every six months and floss every day? There are a few other things you can consider doing to improve your oral health, such as using mouthwash, but did you know... Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Preventing gum disease starts with preventing plaque buildup. As plaque begins to form around our teeth, the linings of our tissue can decay away leading to gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal gum disease, and if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading... Read more »