Doctor’s Blog | Periodontal & Implant Associates

Dr. Eric Weiss sharing his knowledge and expertise on the use of small diameter dental implants, utilized in minimally invasive and computer guided procedures, to create esthetically ideal results.

Honored to have just presented the last lecture ever to be given in the about to be
renovated conference room at “The Beth” to my amazing GPR residents.

Injections stink! We don’t like giving them as much (Ok, maybe almost as much) as you don’t like receiving them.

Periodontal & Implant Associates recently introduced a new technology to our office that has been a game changer. No longer do we need to use impression material—that goopy stuff we put in trays and sticks in your mouth for a few minutes, which makes you want to gag. Now, we use a very small digital wand that captures all the same information in a digital file.

Are bleeding gums a big deal?? Let’s pose another question – if another part of your body started spontaneously bleeding, would you be alarmed or concerned? Would you get yourself to a doctor quickly? Of course you would!

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease, and untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis.

Is Periodontal Disease Contagious? Click here to find the answer to this and many other frequently asked questions at the American Academy of Periodontology.

Learn more about out how periodontal disease doesn’t just pertain to your mouth.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by a buildup of a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque, which collects on the surface of the teeth. In time, plaque hardens into tarter or calculus – a tough, gritty substance that can be removed only by professional cleaning.