Blog - periodontal disease

  • Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Attacks & Strokes?

    Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet says that gum disease does not cause heart attacks, strokes

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 9, 2016

    I was recently reminded of claims that periodontal disease is associated with medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, pre-term births, and diabetes.  Yes, there is an association among those conditions, that’s true.  However, some dentists and hygienists try to scare patients into treatment by claiming that gum disease actually causes those conditions.  That’s simply not true! […]

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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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  • What’s the difference between Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 16, 2010

    This is one of those simple questions that can seem quite confusing to the public, because most dental offices don’t do an adequate job explaining the difference, and sadly, periodontal disease is still one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in the United States.  Part of the reason for the lack of treatment does […]

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