General Periodontics in Fort Worth, TX

Custom Periodontics & Implantology provides general periodontics in Fort Worth, TX, to help our patients maintain and restore their healthy smiles. We offer a variety of periodontal care services to help maintain your oral health, such as scaling and root planing, laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP), and deep cleanings. By taking advantage of our comprehensive periodontal services, you can ensure that you keep your smile looking its best.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics focuses on the health of your gum tissue and the supporting structures of your teeth. It involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the gums, bones, and other tissues that support your teeth. Common treatments include scaling and root planing, deep cleaning, bone grafts, dental implants, and dental crown lengthening.

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When Should I See My Periodontist?

Our periodontist is specially trained to diagnose and treat periodontal disease, bone loss, and other conditions related to oral health. We typically use procedures such as deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, bone grafts, dental implants, and crown lengthening to treat periodontal disease.

If you notice any signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, loose teeth, gum recession, or chronic bad breath, it’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage to your oral health.

Our General Periodontics Services


LANAP Treatment

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative that uses laser energy to remove diseased tissue and allow for the reattachment of healthy gum tissue to the bone. During this dental procedure, our periodontist will inspect your gums for signs of infection and then use a laser to target and remove the affected tissue. This periodontal treatment helps restore healthy tissue in the gums, prevents tooth loss, and improves smile aesthetics.


Scaling & Root Planing Procedure

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, our periodontist may recommend a comprehensive deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This treatment involves scaling to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line, followed by root planing to smooth out any rough spots on the root surfaces of the tooth so that the gums can reattach to the teeth.


Deep Cleaning

Deep dental cleaning is a more general form of dental cleaning that includes both scaling and root planing, as well as general cleaning of the teeth and gums. This method is often used by our periodontist to remove more surface-level buildup and improve overall oral health.
The process typically involves removing bacterial plaque and tartar from the tooth structure, followed by a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. A deep dental cleaning helps reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth, which can help prevent oral cavities, bad breath, and other forms of periodontal disease.


Oral Cancer Screening

An oral cancer screening is an examination of the mouth and throat for any signs of cancer or precancerous tissues. During the exam, our general periodontist will look for lumps, sores, discolored patches, or other abnormalities in your mouth. We may also take soft tissue samples (biopsies) to test for the presence of cancer cells. This type of screening is especially important if you are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer due to smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, or other lifestyle factors.

Tips For Good Periodontal Health

Here are a few dental health tips that can help keep your gums and teeth in optimal condition:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Brushing helps to remove plaque that can cause gum disease.
  • Floss once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Visit our dentist on a regular basis for professional cleanings and exams. This can help identify any issues in their early stages when they are still treatable.
  • Eat a balanced diet that is low in sugar and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco. These habits can increase your risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.

Contact Us Today!

If you suffer from gum disease, or if you simply want to do more to maintain your oral health, contact Custom Periodontics and Implantology at Fort Worth, TX, today to schedule an appointment! We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. We offer various treatment options to meet your individual needs, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthier mouth.