Do you know the common causes or symptoms of gum disease? Despite the prevalence, few patients realize how preventable periodontal issues can be. At Ft. Worth Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Green and our team can educate patients on recognizing the warning signs of dental health problems and properly caring for their teeth and gums. […]
A beautiful smile requires regular care and maintenance. Many people are unaware of just how simple maintaining good oral health can be. With the right steps, you can help your smile stay free of cavities and dental disease. Brushing and Floss How often should you brush your teeth? At the minimum, you should brush your […]
A dental emergency refers to any situation that involves damage or discomfort to the oral cavity. When faced with a dental emergency, whether a toothache or a damaged restoration, you should contact our office right away. If the situation is life threatening however, you should call 911 or head to the emergency room. After contacting […]
At some point, you have probably experienced an uncomfortable toothache. Sometimes, a toothache simply fades with time. However, a toothache that persists after 48 hours may be a warning sign. Knowing the factors behind a toothache can help you understand the importance of having a dental professional exam an aching tooth. Fort Worth Toothache Quiz […]
A lot of things can go wrong with your oral health. Most people are familiar with cavities, infections, and crooked teeth, but malocclusion, or bad bite, isn’t something that gets discussed very often. This is unfortunate since issues with your bite can actually cause a number of oral health problems and lower your quality of life.
The technical term for corrective jaw surgery is orthognathic surgery. It’s used to solve severe bite alignment issues that can’t be solved with orthodontic treatment alone. We may recommend corrective jaw surgery in combination with orthodontic treatment for the most comprehensive results.
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 […]