Blog - Gum disease

  • Our Convenient Dental Office

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 29, 2011

    Have you ever gone to the dentist for a problem, only to learn that you were going to have to see 1 or even several specialists to get all your treatment done?  It’s a bit irritating and inconvenient, isn’t it?  Even having to make appointments at the dentist and the orthodontist to get a cleaning […]

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  • Drug for Osteoporosis May Help Treat Gum Disease

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 13, 2010

    It’s fascinating to see the kinds of studies that are being done by different universities and drug companies, because sometimes you get a rather unexpected result.  In this case, researchers at the University of Michigan found that a drug made by Eli Lily, Forteo (generic name teriparatide) seems to actually help regenerate bone in jaws […]

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  • Another Fabulous LANAP Experience

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 9, 2010

    Can Gum Surgery Work and Actually Be Comfortable? Well, to answer that question, let me tell you about a recent patient who found us online through my website devoted to LANAP, aka Laser Periodontal TherapyTM, which is www.LaserDentistCharlotte.com.  Remarkably, he drove over 4 hours to see us from just north of Myrtle Beach, SC because […]

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  • Saving Teeth from Gum Disease and the Trash Can – Ain’t This Awesome?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 19, 2010

    Having practiced dentistry now for 12 years, I’ve seen a lot of different stuff, tried different technologies, different techniques, etc.  Most of it works pretty well, some of it we discard and look for something new or better, and occasionally we scrap the new and return to the tried-and-true techniques and methods that have been […]

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  • Six-Month Braces if you have Gum Disease? YES!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 13, 2010

    Patients with periodontal (gum) disease often end up being very embarrassed about their smiles, because as the disease progresses and more bone is lost, the teeth start drifting.  It’s not uncommon to see the teeth flared out with a lot of spaces between them, or the bottom front teeth really crowded as the teeth shifted […]

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  • Dr. Oz talks about Periodontal (Gum) Disease and Total Health

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 13, 2010

    I guess it’s because I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I confess that – until quite recently – I had absolutely no idea who this guy Dr. Oz is.  A friend recently told me that Dr. Oz has some really good material about dental health that can be shared, and since it’s sometimes […]

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