In-depth

Dry socket

Dry socket, a painful complication of tooth extraction, results from improper healing of the surgical wound.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation and bleeding. Untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, a far more serious condition.

Oral health basics

How often do you need to replace your toothbrush? Is mouth rinse necessary? Get the facts on how to keep your smile healthy.

Dec. 18, 2012

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