What is Bone Grafting?

Have you been told you needed a bone graft but are not sure what that means? If so, you are in the right place! Bone grafting is a procedure that will add strength and support to your jaw. To help you learn more about bone grafting, our periodontist here at Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC… Read more »

You’ve Just Had Periodontal Surgery. Now What?

From replacing missing teeth with dental implants to repairing a smile damaged by gum disease, periodontics can do a lot to restore a smile. While periodontics really can make a difference for your smile, many of the procedures involve some sort of surgery. At , our periodontist, will discuss what your treatment involves and what… Read more »

Gum Grafts Can Treat a Receding Gumline

Gum disease is a common condition that affects millions of Americans each year. One of the tell-tale signs of gum disease a receding gumline. Some clear signs that you may be developing gum recession include an increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as this is usually a result of your tooth’s roots being more… Read more »

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, our doctor may recommend a dental implant. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post, which is surgically placed in the jawbone, a dental restoration, like a dental crown, and an abutment, which connects the post and the restoration. Before you choose a… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Gingivitis

Your gums should be pink and firm. If they are not, you might have gingivitis. Are they puffy, deep red and regularly bleed when brushing? Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that regularly exhibits redness, inflammation, irritation, and bleeding of the gums. The condition is oftentimes missed because the symptoms can be so mild…. Read more »

Why Dental Implants Are So Effective for Tooth Replacement

If you are missing a tooth or two, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans adults lose teeth, making it a much more common occurrence than you might think. However, dental implants provide a great remedy for missing teeth and are quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment options. We are delighted to have the… Read more »

Need to Recreate Your Jawline? Ridge Augmentation is the Answer!

You may have missing teeth and your jawbone is deteriorating, without any answer to what you can do to repair your smile. Here at Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC, we want to give you the oral health care you need and deserve so you can get back to daily activities. One service we offer that… Read more »

Treating Gum Disease

What’s the best way to deal with periodontal disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are several ways to treat gum disease, doing all you can to avoid it is the best course of action (but our office can work with even the most advanced gum disease). Here are a few things that you should know… Read more »

The Essentials of Dental Implants

Have you heard about dental implants, but don’t really know what they are? Our team here at Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC in Worcester and Marlborough, MA, offers dental implants, and we are happy to talk to you about them. If you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or gum disease or knocked it out… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes and bad oral health tend to be related. Being a diabetic can be difficult as it is. You don’t want to have to worry about your smile too, right? Right. Getting in the habit of doing the easy things can help prevent much greater problems later on. Dr. Rafla would be delighted to help… Read more »