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Alveoloplasty | What is Alveoloplasty


Alveoloplasty is a dental pre-prosthetic procedure performed to smoothen or reshape the jawbone. In this procedure, the bony edges of the alveolar ridge and its surrounding structures is made smooth, redesigned or recontoured so that a well-fitting, comfortable, and esthetic dental prosthesis may be fabricated. 

Alveoloplasty for Dentures

Fitting for dentures. If you're missing teeth and are being fitted for full or partial denturesalveoloplasty may be necessary to ensure a snug fit on the gum. Bumps and ridges in the bone can cause gaps between the denture and the gum. 

Healing for the Denture

The dentist will provide you with temporary immediate dentures as the gum tissue heals. Once the tissues are fully healed, the time is right to add dentures to your mouth. In general, it usually takes between six and eight weeks following the tooth extraction for dentures to be placed. However, each patient is unique.

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Why do I have bad breath | LADD Dental Group

Why Do I Have Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. 

Does Food Affect My Bad Breath

Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth.  If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Does Oral Hygiene Affect My Bad Breath

If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned
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Dental Implants in McCordsville | Dental Implant Specialist

Dental Implants in McCordsville | Dental Implant Specialist

Our dental implant specialist in McCordsville, Dr. Rajkumar, is a Periodontist. So what is a Periodontist, and what do they do?! 

"A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement …

Dental Emergency in McCordsville | Emergency Dental Care

Dental Emergency in McCordsville | Emergency Dental Care

Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to your dentist’s office right away.For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.For objects …

Wisdom Tooth Pain | Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Pain | Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth pain can be constant for some people, while other people only experience pain and discomfort when chewing food or touching the area. Most dental professionals advise that wisdom teeth should be removed before wisdom teeth pain becomes an issue. 

Causes of Wisdom Tooth PainPainful wisdom teeth can occur for a number of reasons. Perhaps your wisdom teeth have come in crooked, can’t fit properly in your mouth, or have led to an infection around your teeth. Regardless of the cause, painful wisdom teeth can really impact your overall oral health and should be treated immediately.

Wisdom tooth pain can sometimes come out of nowhere, suddenly erupting overnight without warning. On the other hand, wisdom tooth pain can also come on slowly and gradually, and can be shrugged off or perhaps mistaken for something else. An important first step if you think you may be experiencing wisdom tooth pain is to make an appointment to see your dentist. …

Oral Surgery | Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Oral Surgery | Wisdom Tooth Extractions 

Here at LADD Dental Group, we have a team of general dentists and dental specialists that work together to provide our patients with the gold standard in dental care. Our oral surgery patients are a great example of that. When our general dentist encounter a patient that needs surgery, but the indications and pathology are out of their comfort zone, we have specialists within our group that can step in. We are proud to be able to offer this to our patients, and recently switched to a cloud-based dental management software in order to be accommodate these type of internal referral situations!

The video below is a prime example of this type of situation. Given this patient's X-Rays, the nerve appears to be close to the tooth roots. Dr. Ladd is a general dentist, and you can even hear him say in the video that this type of extraction would be done by our dental specialist in McCordsville, Dr. Rajkumar. 

In our closing video, I have uploaded a …