Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Reports indicate that millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease, and about 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. Other risk factors include smoking, pregnancy, puberty, stress, grinding teeth, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene. When periodontal disease sets in, it destroys soft tissue, breaks the strong bond between teeth and supporting gums, and can cause jawbone deterioration, as well as tooth loss.
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or if they appear red, swollen, or are tender to the touch, you may have periodontal disease. Depending upon the severity of your case, our hygienist may recommend deep teeth cleaning to reverse the condition. Doctor Conditt and our hygienist will customize your treatment plan and make recommendations on how to treat your periodontal condition based on the severity of your condition. Several methods are often recommended and used to treat your periodontal condition including; OralDNA testing, scaling and root planning, soft tissue laser therapy, localized and systemic antibiotics, and homecare medicaments and appliances. Our Fort Worth dental office uses a gentle soft-tissue laser for periodontal disease treatment by treating the pockets infected by bacteria. This procedure, combined with ultrasonic techniques, will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health. Soft-tissue laser therapy for deep teeth cleaning and periodontal disease treatment presents many advantages. The laser beam seals as it removes damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Because of the reduced trauma, most patients feel better than they would after a traditional deep teeth cleaning.
Our Fort Worth dental office serves patients from Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding communities including Burleson, Southlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Eagle Mountain, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Arlington and Parker County including Annetta, Weatherford and Aledo, TX. We offer full-service preventive, restorative, neuromuscular, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental implants, so you’ll enjoy the convenience of complete dental treatment from a team you trust. Call (682) 200-1539 today to reserve your appointment with Fort Worth dentist Dr. Mitch Conditt.
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