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Periodontal Health

Periodontal Health


More Than Your Daily Brushing and Flossing

Many Americans suffer from periodontal disease without even knowing it. Also known as gum disease, it begins when harmful bacteria becomes trapped in between the gums and teeth. If left untreated, this disease can spread quickly and have disastrous results on your dental health, such as gum tissue becoming destroyed or receding from the teeth, bone loss, and the loosening or loss of teeth. As gum disease begins to develop, patients may experience gum redness, swelling, and pain or irritation in the mouth. If you are concerned about your dental health, get the care you need by speaking with one of our trained professionals about setting an appointment.

Six Month Appointments With Us.

The American Dental Association has reported that an estimated 47% of the U.S. population aged 30 years or older suffer from mild to severe forms of gum disease. Because gum disease can begin painlessly it is hard to detect at home. By attending regular dental cleanings and exams, Dr. Blair and her team will be able to assess your dental health condition and determine your risks for developing gum disease. With an experienced and helpful team at your side, devising a treatment plan for your specific needs is easy.

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Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Gums that recede from teeth, making them appear longer
  • Bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away
  • Inflamed or irritated gums that are red, swollen, or bleed easily
  • Pain when biting, chewing, or eating.
  • Pus appearing between gums and teeth
  • Heightened sensitivity and tenderness in the gums and teeth
  • Change in the bite of the mouth
  • Change in the fit of partial dentures

Am I At Risk of Gum Disease?


At Third Coast Family Dental, we put in the extra effort of supporting your dental health through conservative and careful treatment, so that you can enjoy your healthy teeth for a lifetime. We work with you to determine if you have a chronic risk at forming gum disease and help you to find preventive methods of care. The following are examples of risks associated with causing gum disease

• Smoking
• Poor dental hygiene routine
• Medical History
• Genetic disposition
• Aging
• Diet
• Consuming certain medications
• Neglect of regular checkups and exams

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Your Appointment With Us


We understand that going to the dentist can be stressful or feel uncomfortable, so we’ve formed our practice around gentle and effective care. Our team is knowledgeable and friendly, and always has your best interest in mind. At your appointment, we will carefully guide you through a thorough exam of your current dental health and determine what treatment plans are best for you. By examining your teeth and assessing your medical history, we will find a way to best treat your teeth in a way that works best for your lifestyle needs and comfort. When you visit Dr. Blair at Third Coast Family Dental, we are able to help, no matter your current dental health status. To book your appointment, please contact one of our friendly staff members at (414) 327-2700.

A Brand New Office Designed For You.

Our state-of-the-art dental services systems take modern dental care to a whole new level while keeping your care and comfort in mind.

Our Services

Connecting patients with all of their available options

General Dentistry

Regular brushing, flossing and six-month checkups to the dentist are valuable steps in maintaining good oral health. At your next checkup we use conservative treatments to promote and protect your oral health.

Root Canals
Dental Emergencies
Periodontal Health

Restorative Dentistry

Your care and comfort are important to us. If you have a broken, damaged or fractured tooth, restorative dentistry can restore your smile’s natural look and function. Our treatments are specially designed for you.

Dentures
Implant Restorations
Bridges and Crowns

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want help creating a more pleasing smile, then you should consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Whiten your teeth to brighten your smile, or choose composite fillings so no one can tell you’ve had a cavity.

Teeth Whitening
Dental Veneers
Dental Crowns

“Your best care begins with compassion and understanding.”

Whether you’re calling to set your six month appointment or haven’t seen a dentist in awhile, we’ll help you feel comfortable and safe when it’s time to see the dentist. Our conservative approach means we will work with you to find a treatment that gives you your best sense of health now and helps preserve and maintain your healthy teeth for years to come.

– Dr. Sarah Blair

Give Us a Call Today

Our positive and knowledgeable team will help you enjoy your experience, from scheduling an appointment that works in your schedule, to providing easy to understand answers to your questions.