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Gum Diseasee - Ft. Worth, TX

Have Tender, Bleeding Gums?

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Know the Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease may start quietly—you notice your gums feel more tender or bleed when you brush and floss—but it can quickly become a serious problem affecting both your oral and physical health. Gum disease begins when plaque accumulated on your teeth is left to harden into bacteria-producing calculus. This bacteria will begin to inflame the gums, which will become tender and pull away from your teeth. If the calculus and bacteria are not cleared from the teeth, this inflammation and infection will continue to worsen, harming gums, teeth, and bone.

Bacteria can also enter your bloodstream through these weakened tissues, prompting an inflammatory response that’s been known to aggravate systemic problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and even stroke. More than giving you chronic bad breath or deep pockets around your teeth, gum disease can be dangerous to the health of your entire body! Our dentists are experienced in treating gum disease in Fort Worth, TX and can restore your smile and overall health with our periodontal therapies, including laser gum disease treatment.

Do You Have Signs of Gum Disease?

  • Gums that bleed easily when you brush
  • Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
  • Deepening pockets between the teeth
  • Persistent halitosis or bad taste in your mouth
  • Teeth that feel loose, are shifting, or fall out
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Our Periodontal Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that’s often the first step of gum disease treatment. Scaling removes the calculus and bacteria from the teeth above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the surfaces of the teeth to remove toxins and help healthy gum tissue reattach.
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Osseous Surgery
Osseous surgery for more advanced cases of gum disease surgically removes diseased gum tissue from around the teeth. Calculus and bacteria are removed from the tooth surfaces and the periodontal pockets between the teeth are sanitized. Damaged bone is then reshaped and smoothed, then the healthy gum tissue is sutured around the teeth.
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Periodontal Maintenance
Periodontal maintenance is routine deep cleanings every 3-4 months to remove calculus and bacteria from the teeth and periodontal pockets. After gum disease treatment, this is necessary to maintain the health of the gum tissue and to keep gum disease from progressing.
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Laser Gum Therapy
Gum disease treatment can now be a minimally invasive and comfortable procedure with our DEKA dental laser. We’ll gently vaporize bacteria and calculus from the teeth and pockets, then remove diseased gum tissue so healthy gums can seal around the teeth.
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Don’t ignore the signs of gum disease!

We can treat your symptoms.