Better Smiles Begin by Spotting the Signs of Gum Disease

Do you have any abnormalities or irregularities that have popped up with your gums? Does it feel like your teeth are slowly beginning to move around or that your gums have somehow softened? The truth is that you may be suffering from a serious infectious disease known as gum disease.... Read more »

Treatments for Gum Disease

Do you think you’re a victim of gum disease? If so, our periodontists, Dr. Peter Domagala and Dr. Jennifer Shango, strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment at Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics right away. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your oral health if... Read more »

Are Your Genetics Influencing Your Oral Health?

Have you heard a friend or colleague mention that their poor dental health is caused by their genetics, such as having a family history of gum disease? While at the time you may not have considered the matter very carefully, there is truth to the idea. To help you better... Read more »

A New Year, a New Reason to Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

The new year brings new opportunities to develop effective oral health care habits, remove plaque buildup, and reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist has provided steps you can take to improve your oral health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth Decay Prevention –... Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Aid in Your Flossing Attempts

Consistent and effective oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing problems with tooth decay and periodontal disease. Remembering to brush each morning and night, as well as flossing at least once each day, will decrease the bacterial population in your mouth before they can contribute to plaque acid buildup and... Read more »

Important Tips About Sedation Dentistry

Although this holiday season is a time for joy, a visit to your dentist office to treat an oral accident or injury may bring added stress or anxiety to your life. This is known as dental anxiety and is quite common in many individuals. If you suffer from dental anxiety,... Read more »

The Times When Tooth Extraction is Necessary

Are you nervous Dr. Peter Domagala will recommend extracting your tooth when you visit Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics for an appointment? If so, our team encourages you to take a breath. Tooth extraction is our last-resort option and we try to avoid it as much as possible. The... Read more »

Treating Gingivitis Effectively

Do you have a problem with persistent halitosis or sensitive teeth? Are your gums red, swollen or inflamed? These are indicators of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. This condition is actually common today, and arise due to a variety of factors, including: Practicing poor oral hygiene that allows... Read more »

The Bone Graft Procedure

The bone graft dental procedure was invented to strengthen a jaw bone. Most patients need bone grafts in preparation for a dental implant; their jaw has been naturally weakened over time due to tooth loss and will not successfully maintain a dental implant without a graft. Thanks to modern technology,... Read more »

The Cause of Dry Mouth

If you are dehydrated or particularly nervous, your mouth may seem dry. That’s normal. It just means you need to drink water or listen to relaxing music. However, if you find that you have a dry mouth on a consistent basis, this may be a sign of an underlying problem.... Read more »