Stay Informed, Smile Bright
Saving smiles with treatment for gum disease in Fort Worth
The CDC reports that one out of every two American adults aged 30 and older has periodontal disease. It is the leading cause of tooth loss, and has other health implications. Yet the condition can be prevented and managed effectively. Patients throughout the Fort Worth area trust Dr. Vidya Suri and her hygiene team at Sycamore Dental for gentle gum disease management.
Understanding gum disease
Oral bacteria feast on bits of food debris and produce acidic excretions that irritate soft tissues. Bacteria thrive in a sticky film of plaque. Without proper hygiene, it hardens into calculus or tartar at the gum line, causing further irritation. Gums lose their tight seal to teeth, forming pockets that allow bacteria to invade deeper. Tissues become inflamed and infected. Eventually, ligaments and bone that hold teeth in place are affected. Teeth become loose and fall out or must be extracted.
The same bacteria are linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other grave systemic illnesses.
Treating and beating gum disease
Gum disease is largely preventable with good home care and regular hygiene visits to Sycamore Dental. However, heredity, hormonal changes, lifestyle habits, illness, and medications also play a role. The key to managing gum disease is to seek treatment at the first signs of gingivitis – puffy or bleeding gums – when the condition can be reversed. At the stage of periodontitis, the goal is to halt further progress and maintain the healthiest oral condition possible.
Dr. Suri and her team accomplish this with:
- Through regular cleanings, possibly four times each year.
- Scaling and root planing, deep cleaning below the gum line to smooth tooth roots.
- Topical antibiotics.
- Advice on improved home hygiene and use of prescription mouth rinse.
For effective prevention and management of gum disease, call Sycamore Dental in Fort Worth at (817) 438-1828.
Dr. Vidya Suri - Sycamore DentalA graduate from the prestigious University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Dr. Vidya Suri is an established professional in the field of dentistry. She is well known for her focus, determination and ability to create a trusting and warm environment for her patients. Dr. Suri provides patient-centered care with treatment options that take into account the personal attributes and available financial resources.
With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Suri periodically updates herself on modern dental techniques and methods to ensure that she provides her patients with optimum general and cosmetic dental care. She believes in educating her clients on good oral care practices and takes the extra time to explain the holistic effect that good oral care has on the body as a whole.
Dr. Suri is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Texas Dental Association.