Gum disease is considered to be the swelling of gum tissue caused by plaque. There are three stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. When you have gingivitis, you may experience tender, slightly bleeding gums. This stage is considered a mild form of periodontitis, but can be reversed with a cleaning at your dental office.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents that are used to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. There are many different types of sedation that range from mild to heavier levels
Every person has the same basic dental needs: daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits and a balanced diet. For people with special conditions such as a stroke, mental retardation, a spinal cord injury or Down syndrome, these basic dental needs may be more difficult to address.