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Dental blog from Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC in Hattiesburg, MSDr. Brian Pitfield has created this informative blog to help educate the community.

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Latest Posts:

Signs the Root of Your Tooth Has an Infection

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Pine Belt Periodontics
There are many reasons your tooth can start aching. They could be damaged due to decay, broken, or simply growing out of line with the other teeth. However, the most common reason for toothaches is bacterial infections. Bacteria starts its journey off by collecting in the plaque that has built up on your teeth. Over time, the bacteria create an opening into your tooth, leaving a cavity behind. Once inside, the bacteria start to eat the tissues around your tooth, exposing your nerves and roots...
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Do Gums Always Hurt for the Same Reasons?

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Pine Belt Periodontics
Painful gums are a very common oral problem. When you experience gum pain, bleeding, or swelling, you could be having a gum infection. Here are some common causes of gum pain. Gum Disease If you have bleeding, swollen, or red gums, you could be suffering from gum disease. There are many causes of gum disease; the common ones are lack of brushing and flossing your teeth. Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease. Besides, there is a less common but more severe condition known as...
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Tooth Loss Often Happens When Gum Disease Does Not Get Treated

Posted on 8/9/2021 by Pine Belt Periodontics
Gum disease is caused when plaque builds up in the teeth and gum line. Plaque is bacteria that can be removed by brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings. Proper oral healthcare is the best way to prevent gum disease. If the plaque and bacteria remain in the teeth, it could create toxins that damage the gums and turn into periodontal disease. Risk Factors for Gum Disease Aside from lack of oral healthcare, there are other risks for gum disease. Certain risk factors can be avoided to...
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All Posts:
Signs the Root of Your Tooth Has an Infection
9/6/2021
Do Gums Always Hurt for the Same Reasons?
8/23/2021
Tooth Loss Often Happens When Gum Disease Does Not Get Treated
8/9/2021
How To Maintain a Clean Mouth After Gum Disease Treatment
7/26/2021
Straws Can Improve Your Oral Discomfort When You Have Sensitive Teeth
7/12/2021
Lung Cancer Could Be Linked to Untreated Gum Disease
6/21/2021
Preparations You May Need to Make Prior to Getting Implants
6/7/2021
What Are the Top Three Symptoms People Typically Notice When Early Gum Disease Is Present?
5/24/2021
Gum Disease Could Lead To Problems Like Breast Cancer
5/10/2021
What Foods Should You Avoid With Gingivitis?
4/26/2021
Periodontitis: Causes
4/12/2021
Why Do My Teeth Feel Loose Sometimes?
3/22/2021
Ways to Reduce Chances of Periodontal Disease
3/8/2021
What Is A Periodontal Pocket?
2/22/2021
Understanding the Difference Between Periodontitis and Gingivitis
2/8/2021
When Gums Bleed, How Should You Respond?
1/25/2021
The Effects of Alcohol on Your Overall Oral Health
1/11/2021
A Dental Crown Could Help Improve Your Oral Health
12/7/2020

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