Periodontal disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults in the United States. A report from The American Dental Hygienist’s Association estimates that 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease. Your Arlington TX dentist, Ted French, can help you with periodontal disease whether it is in the beginning stages or has advanced to something more serious.
Dr. French recommends, as with most dental hygienist, regular checkups every six months and for sure once a year. Routine checkups like this will help keep the beginning stages of periodontal disease at bay as well as preventing many other types of dental problems. Your dental hygienist in Arlington can give you the best dental care with consistent semi-annual checkups.
Simple plaque buildup on your teeth can allow for tartar to infect your gums. This can be the beginning stages of periodontal disease. Another sign of early periodontal issues is gingivitis. Signs of gingivitis can include red, swollen gums that bleed easily, bad breath, and a disagreeable taste in your mouth. Gingivitis can form infected pockets around your teeth and separate them from the gums around the bone. Gum surgery is a dated option since modern dental technology allows your Arlington periodontal dentist to use non-surgical periodontal treatment.
Laser Periodontal Therapy™ (LPT) provides many advantages including less discomfort, less time, longer lasting results, a short recovery period, and is worry free for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, and others on certain medications. Surgery only yields a 5% return on stability of results. LPT patients report stable results at a rate of 98%.
While giving the best possible care, your Arlington TX dentistry office, Ted French DDS, will make you feel comfortable with our service, expertise, and results. Keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime with regular dental hygiene checkups by calling Ted French at (817) 461-2843 or visiting him online.