Category: Oral Health News

The Expertise of a Periodontist Compared to a Dentist



To many patients, it seems that Periodontists and many general dentists in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas provide similar treatment options, which can be very confusing. Dental implants are presented to patients as routine procedures, along with the removal of teeth and other highly technique sensitive periodontal procedures. But what differentiates a general dentist from a specialist is a considerable amount of training and…

3 Signs You Need to See a Periodontist



Patients in the Beverly Hills and surrounding areas often find it difficult to determine when to see a Periodontist. After all, a Periodontist is a specialist who exclusively performs procedures specific to gum disease and dental implants. Right? Wrong. Unfortunately, most patients don’t realize that these treatments include: Tooth extraction, which Dr. Anson refers to as tooth removal for reasons explained below. Bone grafting to…

How to Choose the Right Periodontist



Selecting the right Periodontist can seem challenging if you don’t know what to look for. Patients in Century City and the surrounding areas should ask three key questions before scheduling a consultation with a local Periodontist: How do they diagnose patients? Do they actively seek continuing education opportunities? Have they updated their technology to reflect the latest advancements in treatment? The answers to these questions…

Five Advantages of Dental Implants



A missing tooth can change your smile and shift the alignment of your teeth causing difficulty eating and speaking. Without a replacement tooth, Beverly Hills patients may even experience bone loss that causes premature aging. While there are different solutions to replace missing teeth, dental implants provide the closest match to the structure, and function, of your natural teeth by using the same anatomical principles…

Dr. Anson Interview With American Health Front



Dr. Anson was recently interviewed by American Health Front on the state of dental implants. From low cost implants to training and experience, Dr. Anson covers it all in this informative interview.

Heart Disease Linked to Periodontal Disease



There are several types of cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. Among these is infective endocarditis, which involves inflammation of the interior lining of the heart and heart valves and is usually the result of bacterial infection. While damaged and abnormal heart valves are at greatest risk, the condition can also occur in normal valves when a large amount…

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes



The link between periodontal disease and diabetes has been well documented. Research has found that periodontal disease is more prevalent in diabetics than in non-diabetics, and that diabetics lose more teeth. This prevalence is most likely due to the fact that diabetics are more susceptible to infections. Recent research has shown that periodontal disease can negatively impact diabetic control, making it more difficult to regulate…

Bone Resorption (Deterioration)



When teeth are lost or extracted, the bone that previously supported those teeth no longer serves a purpose and begins to resorb, or deteriorate. For example, when a front tooth is lost and replaced with a tooth-supported bridge, the gums and bone above the false tooth begin to collapse as the bone resorbs, or melts away, leaving the false tooth hanging, or suspended without support….