Periodontal Therapy - BLACKWELL, OK

Removing the Infection to Improve Gum Health

Would you be surprised to learn that millions of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease and don’t even know it? Does it make you wonder if you might one of these individuals who are unaware of a possible infection inside your gum tissue? Before you move into panic mode, the team at Blackwell Dentistry wants you to know they can help. With periodontal therapy, they can use a variety of techniques to successfully remove the infection and ultimately, improve your oral health. Want to learn more about this common dental disease? After reading the following information, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is what occurs when bacteria accumulate in the form of plaque and tartar and begin to attack the soft oral tissue surrounding your teeth. This causes your gums to become inflamed, red, and even bleed when brushing or flossing. If left untreated, the infection can spread beneath the gum line creating pockets where bacteria and food can become trapped.

While it can be reversible in its early stages (gingivitis), it will require professional treatment should it progress into more advanced stages (periodontitis).

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease that is left untreated can wreak havoc on your oral health as well as your heart, brain, lungs, and other areas of your body. Although not all symptoms will appear in the beginning, it can produce the following:

Red, puffy, inflamed gums
Bleeding when brushing or flossing
Teeth that appear “long” as a result of a receding gum line
Bad breath
Jaw pain
Tooth loss
Bone resorption

If the infection reaches your bloodstream, you can be faced with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and even neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

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Gum Disease Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Neale will examine your teeth and gums before suggesting the appropriate form(s) of periodontal therapy to improve your oral health and prevent additional problems from developing.

SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

The most common form of periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. This involves removing plaque and tartar accumulations from above and beneath the gum line (scaling) before smoothing out the tooth root (root planing). This is designed to encourage your gum tissue to reattach to the root.

ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY

Dr. Neale may decide to use antibiotic therapy in combination with scaling and root planing. This type of treatment can be administered in pill form or as a topical gel that is applied to your gum pockets. By incorporating antibiotic therapy into any type of periodontal treatment, it reduces the likeliness for reinfection. This is especially helpful, as you will be required to maintain regular appointments (every 3 months) to ensure bacteria is not accumulating again.

SOFT TISSUE LASER DENTISTRY TREATMENT

Using a small handheld device, our soft tissue laser can remove unhealthy tissue that is the result of periodontal disease. Known for being quick and effective, the laser minimizes bleeding by cauterizing the area, allowing for tissue to regenerate and heal more quickly as well as a reduced likeliness of future bacterial infection.

What our Patients Say About us

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Jacqulynn Sanders
Jacqulynn Sanders
This is the ONLY dentist I will ever take my daughters to. The entire staff has made dental visits no longer traumatized for my girls. Dr. Neale, himself has stopped working on other clients and made sure that when my girls were on the verge of having a meltdown, that they were able to get back down to their normal breathing and sweet hearted natures. Everyone in his office and on his staff, from the moment you Walk into the office, take their own time and special approach all to assure you of the best, care possible, without the fear, trauma, and brutal methods alot of other dentist s use to " manage" small children. The members of Blackwell dentistry actually do care about each and every patient they see, and I am grateful my girls are no longer fearful or having panic attacks when I inform them that their visit is due. Thank you guys so much for the time, patience, and care you give us each and every visit!!
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Sep 29, 2022
Wesley Walker
Wesley Walker
The ladies there are professional but they run you through like a piece of meat on a assembly line. The dentist came in behind me and didn't bother to greet me and when he did he looked all of about 12 years old with the bed side manner of a slug, when I showed concern about taking 3 weeks to get my dentures and the high cost he just turned and walked out never to return. I wouldn't let him work on my dogs teeth. I would not recommend them, look around you can find a better deal and by far a better dentist
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Oct 19, 2022
Melanie Antry
Melanie Antry
First off hand; calling to schedule an appointment was a breeze. Amanda has a pleasant voice! Upon entering the office you are greeted by everyone in the front desk. So very welcoming right off the bat! The waiting room was nicely decorated, there's an area where it's very kid friendly. Pretty fun place! I believe the lady that helped me was Kaylie.. Or Taylor?. She was very knowledgeable in what she does and educated me in everything. My daughter has had fear of dentist from 2 previous dentist ago (California). Kaylie or Taylor was so patient with her and gave my daughter the fear free of having someone just look at her mouth and do some cleaning. After leaving my daughter said "I like her mom. She has gentle hands!". One of my son said "Mom! Densmonds hands are light as feathers!". Amazing! Dr Neale is great and made you feel comfortable! Dr. Neale and his entire staff is by far the best that I've encountered. I highly recommend Blackwell Dentistry to anyone who's looking for a great experience!
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Aug 04, 2022
Olivia Page
Olivia Page
I love this place. They are very friendly and professional. I can’t imagine going to another dentist !
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Aug 18, 2022
Nicosha Anderson
Nicosha Anderson
We have been coming to Blackwell dentistry for years now. We love the special things they do to give back to their customers as well as their community. I am always seeing new things there are doing to give back and to interact with their patients and others. The last time we were there we had 3 new dental assistants. We loved all three! Marfa was so thorough with her cleaning. The most I’ve personally ever seen an assistant do anywhere on a kid. She taught my kids new things as well as told them the reasons for each thing. It was very educational to them and to me as well. Melody was with my 5 year old and she was so great with her. She really focused on her having fun and enjoying the dentist. She was so great with the kids it made me want to be more patient and better with them as well. I know she was just doing her every day job but you never know who is watching and can be inspired by your attitude. I wasn’t in the room with Michaiah but she was very nice and informative when I spoke with her. The ladies at the front desk are as always the sweetest and most helpful. We will continue our business at Blackwell Dentistry for as long as we can, and you should as well!
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Dec 09, 2021

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday - 8AM - 7PM

Tuesday - 8AM - 7PM

Wednesday - 8AM - 7PM

Thursday - 8AM - 7PM

Friday - 8 AM - 4PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed