Periodontal disease is an epidemic in the United States. According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all American adults currently suffer from periodontal disease, and half of those have periodontitis, the more serious form of the disease. That’s nearly 65 million American adults with periodontitis!
And that’s only part of the problem. Ongoing studies and research are showing a significant link between periodontal disease and other serious health conditions, including strokes, heart disease, and diabetes. Periodontal disease has also been linked to complications during pregnancy and babies being born with low birth weights.
When it comes to placing dental implants, there are two parts to the equation – the oral surgery to place the implant into the jawbone and the restoration process, in which a restoration such as a crown or a bridge is affixed to the implant. What does this mean for you? It means that there are two additional variables to take into consideration when determining your insurance coverage.
At Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to have healthy, attractive teeth, regardless of your age.
So which procedures are appropriate for our more mature patients? It primarily depends on two things – the current state of your oral health and the specific problem you are looking to fix.
One of the first questions we often hear when discussing potential oral surgery with patients is, “How long will my recovery take?” quickly followed by “When can I go back to work?” Oral surgery, while necessary, can definitely have an unwelcome impact on your daily activities, and knowing what to expect makes it easier to […]
Sports guards are an excellent way to protect your teeth and keep them healthy so that you can enjoy the games you love without having to worry about an errant fly ball or a rougher than usual tackle.
At Fort Worth Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we want to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your smile with a custom-fitted sports guard for you and anyone else in your family who enjoys sports.
Are you one of the more than 10 million Americans affected by temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)? If so, you know how much these conditions can affect your quality of life, and you’ve probably spent a great deal of time and money searching for a solution. Could surgery be the answer to your problem?
As many as 1 in 5 Americans are estimated to clench or grind their teeth, a condition known by dentists as bruxism. Are you one of them? At least 20% grind or clench and aren’t even aware of it! Clenching and grinding can cause serious damage to your teeth. Fort Worth dentist Dr. Nikki Green is dedicated to the long-term health of your teeth, and preventing or treating clenching and grinding is part of that process.
Gum disease affects more than just your teeth and gums. Recent studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and other serious health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. Fort Worth dentist Dr. Nikki Green takes these concerns very seriously. At Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we place a strong value on healthy gums, which means focused preventive care and prompt and effective treatment of any disease that does develop.
Dr. Green and the rest of the team at Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry take both the appearance and the health of your smile seriously. We know the difference a smile makeover – which could include a tooth replacement option like dental implants – can make in a person’s life.
Have you been told that your wisdom teeth should be removed? You may be feeling some anxiety leading up to the actual procedure. This is normal. Dental anxiety itself is common, affecting millions of people everyday. But dental fear shouldn’t prevent you from getting the care you need.