Gum Therapy in Fort Worth, TX

Gum Therapy

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 causes jawbone deterioration, as well as tooth loss.

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or appear red, swollen, or tender, you may have periodontal disease. Depending upon the severity of your case, our hygienist may recommend deep teeth cleaning to reverse the condition. Our dentists 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.

If Dr. Blair or Dr. Conditt see that you are affected by periodontal disease, which is an advanced stage of gum disease, immediate treatment will be recommend. When left to its own devices, periodontal disease can result in bleeding gums, infection, and tooth loss! To preserve the health of your mouth, and to keep your teeth, you may need to experience gum therapy.

This treatment has two major steps to help combat the effects of periodontal disease. Simply put, scaling is the removal of tartar, hardened plaque, from the surface of the tooth. The process of gum therapy is the smoothing out of tooth roots, and the removal of any infected tooth structure. This is to prevent or treat areas where tartar has built up underneath the gums, forming pockets. Gum Therapy is an effective answer to periodontal disease, so call our office today to schedule your appointment.

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

PerioScience Antioxidant Oral Care

At Dr. Blair and Conditt's office, we also believe in providing our patients the best in helping restore health to the oral cavity. We offer our patients PerioScience Antioxidant Oral Care products to help assist in this area.

 What are Salivary Antioxidants? The oral cavity is under constant bombardment from food and drink, as well as alcohol, tobacco products and nicotine, dental materials and much more. Bacteria and other disease-causing agents along with systemic conditions present further insult. Because the oral tissues are delicate, they are especially vulnerable to cell damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.

Saliva provides a natural defense against bacteria and other substances harmful to health. Research is confirming that antioxidants are among the most important elements in saliva, and that they help protect against oral diseases including cancer and are vital to tissue health and healing.

So whether you suffer from irritated gums, need soothing of dry mouth, relieving sensitive teeth, or want to maintain a white smile, PerioSciences has something for you! Ask us at your next appointment what products would be best for you or go online to our store to place and order and have it shipped to your home for free."