Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Scaling and Planing

There are a lot of different things you can do to your teeth to help them stay in great shape. Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use are the most effective things to do at home. So why would you really need to come into an office every six months? Because you... Read more »

When Gums Become Unhealthy

Healthy gums are an important part of having strong teeth and a smile that is in good health. Keeping an oral hygiene routine that is consistent and focuses on cleaning your teeth every day with brushing and flossing is the foundation of gum disease prevention. Our team is eager to... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Can Be Your Key to a Full Smile

Have you suffered dental trauma or tooth decay that resulted in tooth loss and need to restore your smile? Our team at Custom Periodontics is pleased to offer several tooth replacement options so that you can enjoy a smile that is healthy and beautiful even after tooth loss. Modern advancements... Read more »

The Answers You’re Looking for About Crown Lengthening

Do you have questions about crown lengthening treatment? If so, our periodontist, Dr. Shelby Nelson, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. Crown lengthening is a beneficial treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile when your gums sit high on your teeth. To help... Read more »

Reverse Gum Disease with These Tips

Do you think your teeth are essential? Do you know, neglecting your oral health care can lead to gum disease that can lead to tooth loss? Well, it’s true! That is why our periodontist, Dr. Shelby Nelson with Custom Periodontics in Fort Worth, Texas, is happy to offer you these... Read more »