Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and have become the standard of care in dentistry. They have an excellent long-term success rate and patients who have them report a high satisfaction rate and in some cases even an improved quality of life! Basically a dental implant is comprised of three different [...]
About The Gum DocDr. Edelstein has been providing periodontal care in the Atlanta area for over 35 years. His goal is for patients to not only have long-lasting outcomes but have excellent experiences. Dr. Edelstein is also a fine art photographer. His creativity brings that extra special touch to his patients and how he cares for them.
Have you noticed that your teeth somehow look longer? Or that your gum line has become uneven? Do your gums have an "aged" apearance--what some folks call "long in the tooth"? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions then you may be suffering from a very common problem called gum recession, or gingival recession. The [...]
A recent New York Times article reveals that periodontal disease is associated with a higher risk for cancer, particularly for older women. Researchers followed more than 65,000 women whose average age was 68. Information on periodontal disease was gathered and the study was controlled for race, age, family history of cancer, smoking and other variables. [...]
Did you know that oral inflammation (periodontal disease) is an epidemic? Under the age of 65, 50% of the adult population has periodontal disease. The prevalence goes up to about 75% over the age of 65! That's a lot of oral "bugs" in our adult population and we now know the research is overwhelmingly suggestive that [...]
Symptoms to Never Ignore Often, gum disease will try to get to your attention with various signs and symptoms. We will discuss a few of the most common signs. However, the main message here is should you experience any of these concerns, see a gum specialist (periodontist) soon! The earlier the diagnosis, the [...]
Chances are good that during your pregnancy, you will experience a handful of new changes. Bleeding gums could be one of them. Pregnancy gingivitis is a common condition however because it is common doesn't mean it should be acceptable. The Problem Gingivitis and periodontal disease are an infection in your gums and can lead to [...]
Periodontists are very different from general dentists! We are a dental specialty whose focus is the oral foundation--the gums and bone of your teeth. The many advantages to seeing a periodontist are: Expert services for a specific health concern, similar to visiting a cardiologist for heart disease. Because a periodontist specializes in the foundation, our [...]