Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than half of all adults in the United States. If left untreated, gum disease can have serious damaging consequences, including tooth loss. Fortunately, at the office of Alan M. Gross DDS, we focus on prevention and early intervention to help you maintain healthy gums. With periodic checkups, we strive to keep your gums healthy from the start and to provide the prompt and effective treatment you require if you do develop Fort Worth gum disease.
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth, which means keeping your gums healthy is essential to maintaining overall oral health. Gum disease occurs when a sticky film called plaque gathers beneath the gums, infecting and inflaming the soft tissues of the mouth. By diagnosing Fort Worth gum disease in its earliest stages, we can treat the condition before it progresses and causes irreversible damage to the tissues supporting your teeth. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which can manifest itself as bleeding and swelling of the gums when you brush or floss. In order to accurately diagnose gingivitis, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. To treat the early stages of gum disease, our dentist often recommends a two-part periodontal treatment called a scaling and root planing, which involves removing plaque from underneath the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent further buildup. You can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands at our office. We deliver the most precise and gentle care, and will keep you informed and at ease throughout your visit.
At the office of Alan M. Gross DDS we utilize leading-edge technology and methods of care to prevent, detect and treat Fort Worth gum disease. Our goal is to help you enjoy excellent oral health throughout your life. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.