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Signs It’s Time to Visit Your Trusted Periodontist

Your gum health plays an important role in the overall health of your body. And when your gums are in distress? There are serious consequences to be had.

Periodontal disease, perhaps more commonly known as gum disease, afflicts nearly half of Americans aged 30 and over (CDC). That’s almost one in every two people. Once the gum disease advances and oral bacteria enters your blood stream it can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory issues, in addition to more obvious conditions like tooth loss.

The good news: Many forms of gum disease can easily be treated – and even reversed – if caught early enough. The key is knowing what signs to look for and then scheduling an appointment with your trusted local periodontist as soon as possible. You might just be surprised by what you find out!

Here are six signs it’s time to visit your trusted periodontist.

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Your gums are tender, red, or bleeding during brushing and/or flossing.

Healthy gums should be firm to the touch, pinkish in color, and should not bleed easily. Sore or inflamed gums are often one of the earliest signs of periodontal disease and should be taken seriously.

Your gums appear to be receding.

You may not necessarily notice when this is happening as it’s generally a slow process that happens over time. One key indicator that your gums have started to recede is if your teeth look longer than they did previously. When it doubt, get them checked out.

Your teeth are more sensitive than usual.

As your gums recede, the roots of your teeth become exposed. The roots do not have a protective enamel coating on them like the rest of your teeth, thus the increased sensitivity to hot or cold liquids and foods that you’re experiencing.

Your bite feels different or you think your teeth have shifted.

The gums and bones around your teeth are designed to hold them in place. Periodontal disease can cause these gums and bones to weaken – the result is loose teeth and, eventually, the complete loss of the tooth.

You have unexplainable bad breath.

While there are many causes of bad breath, bacteria in and around your teeth is what causes the odor. To find out if an underlying issue like gum disease is causing your bad breath, see a periodontal specialist sooner rather than later.

If you have a preexisting condition or lifestyle that puts you at greater risk for periodontal disease.

Diabetes and pregnancy are just two examples of populations who are at risk of getting gum disease. Tobacco users should also take extra precautions to fight gum disease, including regular visits to their dentist and/or periodontist.

Even if you’re not currently experiencing one of these symptoms, when it comes to your gum health it doesn’t hurt to be proactive. If you’ve never seen a periodontist before, now might be a good time to make the call and get evaluated.

Our friendly and professional team at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is happy to help you. Fill out our online contact form today and we’ll be in touch soon.

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4 Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

If you find yourself suffering from moderate or severe periodontal disease that is negatively affecting your life, you might want to talk to your dentist or periodontist about laser gum surgery.

In the past, the primary method for removing infected areas from the gums has been cutting around them with a blade, or scalpel. Like any surgery, there are risks involved with traditional gum surgery – from anesthesia complications to blood clots and other bleeding issues. Laser periodontal therapy, however, does not pose any of those risks and is an effective and viable option for many patients.

You might be wondering how exactly it works. During LANAP, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, a laser light is used to find and remove harmful bacteria and diseased gum tissue from around the teeth. The laser is also used to clean the gum pockets.

Here are four benefits of opting for laser treatment over traditional gum surgery:

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Less tissue is removed than with traditional periodontal surgery.

One of the greatest advantages of laser periodontal surgery is how accurate and precise it is compared to the traditional surgical method. The goal is to keep as much healthy gum tissue as possible while removing the diseased portions only. This also allows the periodontist to maintain your gum height, which looks more aesthetically pleasing and helps protect your teeth roots.

Laser gum surgery boasts a considerably faster healing time.

With laser treatment, because there is no bleeding, there is also no need for stitches. You are able to eat and speak faster than if you were to “go under the knife” – about 24 hours recovery time versus two to four weeks with scalpel and suture surgery.

Patients experience less pain than with traditional gum surgery.

Gums inflicted with gingivitis or periodontal disease are naturally sensitive. Especially when a blade is used to cut out larger portions of gum, pain understandably becomes an issue – if not during (thanks to anesthesia) then afterward. Luckily, laser gum surgery is less invasive and, as a result, patients report less post-op discomfort.

There is no need for general anesthesia.

During traditional surgery, you are typically given a dose of general anesthesia to relax your body and take away any pain that might otherwise occur during the procedure. Since laser therapy simply works by pointing a light in affected areas of your mouth and gums, only local anesthesia is used to numb only the areas that might be affected by the doctor’s cleaning. This is a major improvement over regular periodontal surgery because when you undergo general anesthesia you are at risk of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke.

Laser gum surgery is certainly not the only way to achieve a healthy mouth after gum disease, but it is a new, exciting alternative to traditional surgery. It goes without saying, the best way to know if laser periodontal surgery is right for you is to consult a periodontist.

Contact us to learn more about the cutting-edge technology and techniques available at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology.

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Periodontal Terminology: Terms to Learn

From gingivitis to dental bone graft, here are six important gum-related terms to brush up on before your next check-up.

Periodontal disease

Periodontal translates to “around the teeth.” Periodontal disease refers to conditions related to the gums, the soft, fleshy tissue surrounding your teeth. Your gum health is critical not only for aesthetic reasons – swollen, red gums can affect the appearance of your smile – but also because your gums act as a barrier to bad bacteria in the mouth. Poor oral hygiene can cause harmful plaque to build up on tooth surfaces and infect the gums. If left untreated, advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and may have other serious medical consequences.


Gingivitis is an early, mild stage of gum disease. The most common signs and symptoms of gingivitis include redness, bleeding, and/or tenderness of the gums. The best way to prevent gingivitis is regular tooth brushing and flossing. Visiting your dentist at least once or twice a year for a routine cleaning and check-up will also help ensure any gingivitis is caught early on. Otherwise gingivitis has the potential to turn into periodontal disease, which can be harder to reverse.


You might know calculus by another name: tartar. Whether you call it calculus or tartar, it’s formed when dental plaque hardens on the teeth. The rough surface of calculus encourages even more plaque build-up which will eventually affect the gums and lead to gingivitis if it’s not treated early. Regular tooth cleanings (at least once or twice a year) or deep cleanings performed by a periodontist are recommended to keep plaque build-up to a minimum.

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Periodontal Pocket

As the American Academy of Periodontology puts it, “Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck.” As harmful bacteria and plaque form on and around your teeth, a space forms. This periodontal pocket allows the infection to pass below the surface of your gums, reaching the bones that hold your teeth in place. Any visit to a periodontist (and, oftentimes, regular dentist visits) will include measurement of the depth of your periodontal pockets. Healthy pockets are between 1 and 3 millimeters. Anything more than 4mm is a sign of periodontal disease.

Dental Bone Graft

A dental bone graft is used when a patient has experienced deterioration of the jawbone. An atrophied, or degenerating, jawbone will affect the appearance of your face and smile, as well as your bite. If the periodontist or dentist thinks you are a candidate for a dental bone graft, the new bone may be obtained from a tissue bank, created out of synthetic bone material, or taken from the patient’s own body. It will then be used to rebuild the bone structure around your teeth.

Dental Implants

If you have suffered from tooth loss, your periodontist can help you determine if dental implants are a good option for you. Dental implants act as a replacement for your tooth root. Once they’ve been placed, a natural-looking prosthetic tooth can be attached. This procedure allows people to enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling the way they did before losing their teeth.

Scaling and Root Planing

This procedure is often referred to as a deep cleaning and is a common periodontal practice. Scaling occurs when a periodontist removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and even down below the gum line. Root planing smooths the surface of the teeth roots, so that plaque is less able to stick to those areas and cause bacteria to build. Helpful in any stage of gum disease, scaling and root planing can actually resolve gingivitis.

If you are interested in learning more about these procedures, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled periodontal specialists.

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How to Choose a Great Periodontist in Your Area

Most of us learn at a young age that we need to see the dentist at least once a year. But many people are not familiar with periodontists in Orlando or what they do.

Periodontitis is more commonly known as gum disease, and a periodontist is a specialist with intensive training to help diagnose, treat, and prevent infections of the gums. In addition to at least four years of dental school, periodontists receive three additional years of specialty training, culminating in a certification by the American Board of Periodontology.

Because gum disease affects one in every two Americans aged 30 or older, periodontitis is something we should all be aware of.

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Who should see the periodontist?

You might think that only those people with serious and advanced gum issues need to visit a periodontist, but in fact, a periodontist can help anyone whose gums need a little extra TLC.

The truth is that many people miss the signs of gum disease before it is too late and the infection has advanced. If you think you have an increased risk for gum disease – for example if you are a smoker or you have diabetes – or your gums are inflamed or showing signs of infection, you should begin your search for periodontists in Orlando.

How can a periodontist help?

A visit to the periodontist will typically involve a review of your medical and family history as well as a comprehensive initial examination of your gums, teeth, and jaw. You will also get x-rays so the periodontist can see the bones around the teeth. Lastly, you will have a consultation with your periodontist to discuss next steps in treating your condition as well as preventative measures to protect the health of your gums going forward.

When is the best time to schedule an appointment with a periodontist?

The longer you wait to have your gums examined, the higher the potential for tooth loss and irreversible damage. When caught early, however, periodontitis can be reversed fairly easily and inexpensively. For that reason, it’s important that you make an appointment with your dentist, or periodontist, at the very first signs of discomfort.

Here are a few signs that you might be suffering from early, moderate, or advanced forms of gum disease, and should schedule an appointment with your local periodontist as soon as possible:

  • Bleeding between teeth while brushing or flossing
  • Inflamed gums that are red, puffy, and/or tender
  • Receding gums that seem to be pulling away from the teeth
  • Teeth that have become sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Teeth that appear to be shifting or fitting together differently

What’s the best way to find a periodontist that’s right for me?

A quick search on the Internet is a good way to start your search for periodontists in Orlando (if your search led you here, kudos!).

You can also ask your regular dentist for referrals in your area, and ask friends and family for recommendations.

If your dentist has decided your periodontal pockets are deep enough, he or she might send you to a periodontist for more specialized treatment.

Once you have the name or names of periodontists to see, give the front office a call and find out about their general policies and procedures. If you’re anxious or nervous about your first visit, that’s okay! Don’t hesitate to let the staff know about any concerns you might have so they can help you stay calm and comfortable during your examination.

Is a visit to the periodontist covered by my medical and/or dental insurance?

Your dental insurance may provide full or partial coverage of periodontal services. The best way to find out is to call your insurance provider and ask.

Some periodontists might also offer financing and payment plans to help you manage the cost of services, so be sure to bring that up with the front office before your first visit.

If you are looking for high-quality, cutting-edge periodontists in Orlando and the surrounding area, consider Jeffrey J. Sevor, DMD and the friendly and professional staff at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology. Give us a call or fill out a quick online form to learn more about our practice and schedule your appointment today.

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8 Foods that are Great for Dental Health

Vitamins and minerals are important for your oral hygiene tooth health just as they are for every other part of your body.

Before we get into the nitty gritty about which foods to eat to improve your dental health, let’s talk science. Our teeth are composed of four different types of tissues: pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum. These tissues are each made up of different minerals. Enamel, for instance, is primarily calcium phosphate.

To keep your teeth strong and white, you have to keep refilling them with necessary nutrients – in addition to practicing good oral hygiene. The best way to do that is by incorporating the following healthy foods into your diet (and staying away from harmful foods and drinks like sweets and sodas).


Cheese is at the top of the list because it is high in calcium and protein (which are the basis of our tooth enamel as well as the bones that support our teeth). But cheese has additional benefits, too. Unlike milk and yogurt, cheese requires chewing which increases the amount of saliva in our mouth. Believe it or not, saliva plays an important role in oral health – not only does it fight bad germs but it contains even more proteins and minerals that protect your teeth.


You know the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Turns out that phrase rings true for the dentist, too! Apples are one example of crunchy, water-based foods which are good for your teeth for several reasons. For one thing, chewing them stimulates saliva, the benefits of which we’ve already covered. Also, apples have a fibrous texture so they act like a natural scrubber for your teeth. While proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent plaque and tartar formation, in a pinch you can reach for an apple slice for a quick, natural “brush.”


Celery is another water-based food that can help rinse away harmful bacteria in your mouth. Its naturally abrasive texture also helps clear food particles that might otherwise get stuck on or between the teeth. Finally, celery contains vitamins A and C which are good for teeth and gums.

Leafy greens

It’s no wonder these dark green vegetables are considered a superfood. They look healthy…and they are! The complex B vitamin folic acid contained in vegetables like spinach and kale promotes cell re-growth throughout your entire body. You might not know it but leafy greens are also high in calcium, making them a hero among vegetables when it comes to your teeth.

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Did you know: Kiwi has some of the highest vitamin C content out of all the fruits? In fact, it has twice as much vitamin C as apples and oranges. Why choose kiwi as opposed to other vitamin C-rich fruits? It has a relatively low acidity level which is important for maintaining strong tooth enamel and a bright, white smile. Fruits with high acidity like lemons and limes actually erode your tooth enamel and, combined with poor oral hygiene, can lead to serious oral conditions.

Sesame seeds

You’ll find these tiny nutrient-packed seeds on many healthy food lists, and not just those pertaining to your teeth. Small but mighty, sesame seeds are high in calcium and have amazing powers when it comes to scrubbing away plaque and bacteria from tooth surfaces.


Salmon has what most nutritionists consider “good fats,” benefitting your entire body. It is also a great source of vitamin D which plays an important role in your tooth health by helping your body better absorb calcium. Another good source of vitamin D? The sun!

From walnuts to almonds to peanuts, all types of nuts contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for your teeth including calcium, vitamin D, and folic acid. Since they require a substantial amount of chewing, they also promote saliva production and all the tooth-healthy benefits that come with it.

In addition to the foods on this list, don’t forget drinks like water, milk, and tea, all of which help clear your teeth of any stuck-on food particles and contain essential vitamins that support healthy teeth and gums.

Of course, healthy foods and drinks alone will not prevent cavities and gum disease from occurring. You must practice good oral hygiene, including brushing at least twice a day and regular flossing.

Get more oral hygiene tips and then contact us to set up your next dental check-up.

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Start Your Year Off Right by Giving Yourself a Beautiful Smile

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” – American cartoonist Tom Wilson

It’s a New Year and a brand new opportunity to give yourself the sparkling, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. As you think about your resolutions for the coming year, don’t forget about your oral health. Strong teeth and gums that are free of infection are your ticket to a happier smile – so make sure you take the right steps to achieve a healthy mouth, inside and out.

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Get an expert opinion

The first step to getting a brilliant smile is scheduling a check-up with your dentist and/or periodontist. A routine cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that might be affecting the appearance of your teeth and gums. A thorough examination and x-rays will give a more complete picture of your oral health, and your dentist or periodontist can help you decide on the best treatment plan for you.

Your dentist can also give you information on how to achieve a whiter smile. While professional whitening is an option for getting the smile of your dreams, there are also simple, practical measures you can take at home, for example, staying away from too many sweets and dark liquids and eating more calcium-dense foods like cheese and yogurt.

Consider a cosmetic procedure like dental implants

If you have gaps in your teeth or are missing multiple teeth, you might be a good candidate for dental implants.

What are dental implants? They are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone to support new prosthetic teeth. The result is a natural looking smile with teeth that look and feel like the real thing. While dental implants have an obvious aesthetic appeal, they can actually improve patients’ ability to eat and speak, too.

Other cosmetic periodontal procedures that you might consider this year include gum grafts or reshaping. These procedures can provide a more balanced, desirable ratio of teeth to gums. Your periodontist can also provide crown lengthening, if the length of your teeth is making you think twice about showing off your smile.

The best way to find out whether or not one of these cosmetic procedures is right for you is to schedule a private consultation and discuss treatment options with a periodontist.

Do your “home” work

At home you should be brushing properly at least twice a day and flossing daily. Remember: technique matters! Replace your brush regularly and use short, circular strokes to cover all surfaces and angles of the teeth. Also, don’t forget to rinse your mouth with water after drinking dark beverages or sweets that can stain or stick to your teeth, leading to plaque buildup.

There’s no time like the present to get in the habit of practicing good oral hygiene. Whether your teeth are in decent shape or you are returning to the dentist after years away, it is possible to get back on track to a healthy mouth.

Resolution: Smile more!

When you smile more, the confidence and happiness you radiate is contagious.

This year, invest in YOU and commit to giving your teeth and gums some much needed attention. Schedule your appointment with Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology.

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The 3 Stages of Periodontal Disease and Why You Need to Know

Perhaps you’ve noticed your gums have been feeling particularly red, puffy, and sensitive. You might even see a few spots of blood while brushing or flossing.

Both of these symptoms are early signs of periodontal (gum) disease. If left untreated, they could develop into a much more serious problem, such as permanent tooth loss.

To make sure you don’t become one of the 64.7 million people suffering from periodontitis – half of all Americans aged 30 and over – you should know what to look for and the steps to take to fix the problem before it gets worse.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is the medical term for what is more commonly known as gum disease.

Our gums, the fleshy structure that supports our teeth, are naturally pink. When they are inflamed, they will appear red and swollen and, over the course of time, will wear away.

This is important because the gums protect our teeth and mouths from dangerous bacteria. Without them, not only are you are risk of losing your teeth, but periodontal disease has also been shown to increase your risk of getting diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.

Fortunately gum disease is preventable, especially in its earliest form.

The Stages of Gum Disease

Stage 1: Gingivitis

Gingivitis literally translates to inflammation of the “gingival,” the clinical term for gums. This stage is caused by a buildup of plaque in and around the teeth. Plaque is made up of millions of bacteria and when these bacteria come into contact with the gums, they can make them red, swollen, and sensitive – causing blood to appear during brushing or flossing.

Stage 2: Periodontitis

If the gingivitis is not stopped or treated early, the inflammation will get worse as the plaque turns into tartar – a harder, calcified form of plaque that sticks to your teeth. As gum disease progresses it causes pockets to form between the teeth and gums. As plaque and tartar accumulate below the surface of the gums, the risk for more serious infection and tooth decay is increased.

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis

In advanced periodontitis, the pockets continue to deepen putting the bones that hold the teeth at risk. As the infection worsens, the pockets may also fill with pus. At this point your teeth might loosen or fall out. This stage of gum disease is irreversible, though dental implants (replacement teeth) are one option for people suffering from serious periodontitis.

If you think your Teeth or Gums are Showing Signs of Gum Disease…

We’ve explained how periodontal disease can turn from a little blood in the sink after brushing into a painful and scary condition, affecting more than just your oral health.

If you think your gums are showing signs of gingivitis, the best thing to do is make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Early stages of periodontitis can be reversed with regular cleanings, daily flossing, and proper tooth brushing.

If you are in the second stage of periodontitis, there are several options for treatment as well. The most common is called root planing, which is a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the root of your teeth including any periodontal pockets.

Above all, remember: The earlier you identify and begin a treatment plan, the better your prospects are for a happy, healthy smile now and in the future.

Don’t wait! Contact us to schedule your appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals today.

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7 Steps to Achieving Your Best Smile

Did you know that an attractive smile is the best way to make a good first impression?

According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 48 percent of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone for the first time.

But your smile is also a good indicator of your overall oral hygiene, so it’s important that you do everything you can to keep it sparkling.

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7 Tooth-healthy tips for a brighter smile

Make sure you’re brushing the right way

You should already be brushing at least twice a day, ideally after every meal. But just as important is the way you brush.

For the best results, hold the brush at a 45-degree angle where the teeth and gums meet and apply circular strokes across the surface of the teeth, front and back. The goal is to remove residue from the tooth enamel so it does not turn into plaque and cause decay and other problems down the line.

For proper oral hygiene, it would also be wise to invest in a good, soft-bristled toothbrush, and don’t forget to replace it every 3-4 months to cut down on bacteria.

Floss every day

Flossing at least once a day can help remove harmful plaque, food residue, and bacteria from between the teeth and near the gum lines. We recommend using waxed floss, as it slides across the tooth surface easier. It’s an important step in preventing or reversing gum disease, a dental issue affecting half of Americans over the age of 30.

Know what food and drinks are best for the health of your teeth

Limit your intake of sweets, which have a tendency to stick to teeth for longer, increasing your risk for cavities and plaque. For a whiter smile, you will also want to stay away from food and beverages that can stain your teeth, like soda, coffee, tea, alcohol, and dark berries.

Instead, make sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D, which strengthen the bones around the teeth. You should also consider using a fluoride mouthwash – or at the very least, a toothpaste that contains fluoride.

Drink more water

There are many health benefits that come with drinking water. From improving your skin, to giving you a natural energy boost, water is a calorie and sugar-free way to stay hydrated. It should come as no surprise, then, that drinking water is beneficial for your oral hygiene as well.

When you can’t brush or floss, water is the next best way to rinse bacteria off of your teeth. If you live in a state that fluoridates the public drinking water, choosing to drink tap can come with extra benefits for the health of your teeth.

Cut out any bad habits that might affect your oral health

In addition to limiting dark liquids and sweets in your diet, refraining from smoking is critical to the long-term health of your teeth (and the rest of your body!). Not only can smoking cause aesthetic damage like staining, but it can lead to more serious complications like gum disease, tooth loss, and even mouth cancer.

See your dentist regularly

Visiting your dentist at least once a year is your best defense against dental issues that can dampen your smile. Routine cleanings remove any plaque that has built-up that could not be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Your dentist or a dental specialist like a periodontist will also be able to alert you to any more worrisome conditions like advancing gum disease, abnormal bite, etc.

Have any serious dental issues treated as soon as possible

When it comes to your smile, you don’t want to delay getting a professional opinion or beginning a treatment regimen. If you have suffered a traumatic injury or loss of any teeth, you should see a dentist or specialist as soon as possible.

There are options that can help you regain both the appearance and functionality of any problematic areas of your mouth, including bone grafting, which is a way of rebuilding deteriorated or missing bone tissue.

Where to start

It’s never too late to start paying attention to your oral hygiene. Developing just a few positive, healthy habits is a sure way to achieve your very best smile.

At Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology, friendly and professional dental advice is just a phone call away. Or better yet – you can fill out our information form online and we’ll contact you to set up an appointment.

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What You Need to Know as a Patient

Whether you are starting with a brand new practice or returning to the dentist’s chair after some time away, here are a few tips for making your next dental check-up a win-win for everyone with periodontists in Orlando.

When it comes to payment, you have options

Before worrying about the cost associated with your dental treatment, give the front office a call.

Not only will you ensure that your provider accepts your insurance, but you can get a good estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses. You might even be eligible for an extended payment plan.

Another thing to consider: If new patient forms are available online, you can begin any paperwork at home, saving you time on the day of your first appointment.

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It’s important to provide a complete and thorough medical history

You might think that if a medical condition doesn’t affect your mouth, the information is not worth sharing with your dental specialist.

In reality, there are plenty of non-tooth-related conditions that would be important for your dentist to know about, including a history of diabetes or existing pregnancy – both can put you at higher risk for gum disease.

You will also want to relay any allergies or sensitivities you might have as well as any current medications you are taking (both over-the-counter and prescribed). This information will help the dental staff determine the best course of treatment.

In addition, you should be forthcoming about important lifestyle information like drinking and smoking, as both can affect the overall appearance and health of your teeth.

Going to the dentist should be a pleasant experience.

According to data from the CDC, about one third of Americans aged 18 and up did not visit a dentist in the prior year.

If you have ever had an uncomfortable cavity or root infection, you might not be anxious to make a dental appointment any time soon. Unfortunately, the longer you wait between visits, the higher the likelihood for gum disease and other painful dental conditions to develop.

The truth is that the pain associated with many common tooth and gum conditions can be quickly relieved with just one visit to a dentist or oral health specialist. A good provider will take your worries into consideration and answer questions before starting any procedures.

Don’t forget to schedule your next appointment.

When it comes to your dental health, be proactive.

If you wait until there is an issue, your teeth and gums are already at risk of more serious conditions. Once the gums become infected due to a build-up of plaque and tartar in and around the teeth, there’s a higher chance of developing gingivitis or more advanced stages of periodontal disease. Certain populations have an increased risk of gum disease and should take extra precautions.

The good news is that most dental conditions, including gum disease, can be prevented or even reversed by following these tips for good oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental appointments.

For a consultation with some of the most experienced periodontists in Oralndo, contact the friendly and experienced staff at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology today.

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Do You Know About Our Practice? Meet Our Team!

The skilled, friendly periodontal professionals at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology work with you to provide you with cutting-edge options proven to improve your dental health. Meet the team that’s behind creating beautiful smiles!

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Linda Jung: Team Coordinator

From start to finish, the staff at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology try to make your experience a pleasant one. To that end, Linda Jung is the first smiling face you’re likely to see at our practice. Linda Jung, the team coordinator at our practice, manages resources on-site and helps patients better understand their options. Linda ensures that everyone on the staff is on the same page and that patients can be seen as soon as possible.

Linda can walk you through any new patient forms you may have to fill out if you’re having trouble understanding any terms or if you need to know, for instance, where to look for your medication history and possible allergies.

As a team coordinator, Linda also helps patients schedule appointments, understand financing options, and arrange payments. She’ll go through the financial policy at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology with you so that you’ll know what payment methods and insurance policies tend to work best. Cash, personal checks, and money orders are accepted and our practice accepts most forms of preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance.

Jeffrey J. Sevor (DMD): Dentist and Periodontal Specialist

You might be surprised to see DMD after Dr. Sevor’s name…what is a DMD? DMD stands for a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (or Doctor of Dental Medicine), and Dr. Sevor helps patients treat their periodontal disease and provides a number of other dental, periodontal, and implant procedures.

Dr. Sevor achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from ADA-approved University of Alabama before undergoing periodontal specialty training at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sevor is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and has years of training and experience performing: laser periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing (periodontics treatment), tooth restoration, gum reshaping procedures, bite adjustment procedures, and bone grafting.

Another huge part of Dr. Sevor’s practice is bone grafting and installing durable titanium-based implants to qualified candidates. In fact, Dr. Sevor has achieved widespread acclaim for his dedication to providing long-lasting, durable dental implants. Dr. Sevor has lectured around the globe on the benefits of dental implants and evolving best practice in periodontics.

David Fernandez del Pino (RDH): Dental Hygienist

Every dental and periodontal practice needs a registered dental hygienist. David brings enthusiasm, skill, experience, and a friendly touch to the practice. His goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and cared for. David assists Dr. Sevor throughout periodontics treatment and provides a helping hand to Dr. Sevor as patients undergo cosmetic procedures or receive dental implants.

As a registered dental hygienist, David has received training and has years of experience providing individualized hygiene assessments and leaving patients with dental home-care tips. David will clean and polish your teeth and has been known to go the extra mile to ensure that your visit to Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is as enjoyable as possible.

Renee’ Swanston and Marie Gonzalez: Dental Assistants

Renee’ and Marie make it their top priority to assist in any way they can as Dr. Sevor provides patients with state-of-the-art periodontal and implant care. Both Renee’ and Marie bring a level of compassion, skill, and knowledge to the practice that’s hard to find elsewhere. With Renee’s and Marie’s help, Dr. Sevor’s practice provides gum disease treatments and dental implants to patients in the Orlando, Florida area.

A referral from a dentist for periodontics treatment is not required and IV sedation is available. Contact Dr. Sevor’s office today.