General Periodontics

Custom Periodontics is proud to offer a wide range of general periodontal services to help our patients achieve optimal dental health. Dr. Shelby Nelson and her team are committed to providing patients with effective treatment plans and valuable information on maintaining healthy gums.

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General periodontal treatments in Fort Worth

Patients at risk of developing periodontal disease or those who have already had gum disease treatment will need regular maintenance. Regular visits will help prevent further damage from occurring, and you’ll save both money and discomfort by treating the disease early on.

Our general periodontic services include:

For more information about general periodontics in Fort Worth, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with our esteemed periodontist.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is the dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. 

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria irritate and inflame the gum tissues. If not treated in the earlier stage known as gingivitis, it can develop into periodontitis, the more advanced stage of gum disease. 

Gingivitis is characterized by red, tender, bleeding, and swollen gums, while periodontitis involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone loss and tooth loss. If diagnosed and treated early, gingivitis can be controlled and even reversed with professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care. Periodontitis, on the other hand, requires more involved, frequent treatment. We are pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease at our office to return your smile to good health.

In addition to periodontal disease treatment, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants. Dental implant placement requires specialized, advanced training for optimal results. To learn more about periodontics and how we can care for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today. Our periodontist and team look forward to caring for you!

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