Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

How Periodontists Differ From General Dentists

When you go to your local dentist, you usually expect them to have the answer or treatment for nearly every dental problem. Sometimes the oral health problems you have need more treatment than a regular dentist can offer. This is when you are referred to a Periodontist! Here at Lawrence... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »


The practice of periodontics isn’t something that most people are familiar with. However, this branch of the dentistry world plays a huge role in long-term oral health for a wide variety of people. We believe that knowing as much as you can about the dental world is key to avoiding... Read more »

The First Stage of Gum Disease Is Gingivitis

If you have noticed that your teeth feel more sensitive and your gums are looking red, inflamed or swollen, or you have chronic bad breath, we invite you to speak with our periodontist about gingivitis. This is the initial stage of gum disease, and while it is a common oral... Read more »

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

When your oral health gets to a certain bad point, you may end up being be faced with quite a few different procedure choices to help bring your oral health back to where it should be. One of the procedures you may have to undergo is a bone graft. Most... Read more »

Got Questions About Scaling and Root Planing? Here Are Your Answers

Your dentist, Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton, offers scaling and root planing in Lawrence, Kansas, which is a beneficial treatment that is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy. It is a deep and thorough cleaning of the tooth roots that involves removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces as well as... Read more »