Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Periodontitis Prevention

If you’ve been told you have gingivitis, you better get to brushing. When gingivitis is left untreated it can turn into a more aggressive form of periodontal disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis is reversible, but periodontitis is not. If you’ve reached this level of gum disease, Dr. Fredrick Shaw, DDS may suggest scaling and root planing which is a deep cleaning below the gum line to improve your periodontal health status.

When plaque and tartar buildup isn't removed by adequate brushing and flossing, periodontal disease will develop. We encourage you to practice proper oral hygiene habits so that you never reach this level of neglect. Periodontitis cannot be completely reversed like gingivitis can. Mild periodontitis will be treated with scaling and root planing, while moderate to severe periodontitis may require surgery. If you have gums that are tender to touch or bleed easily when brushing, visit us immediately for a professional cleaning and dental exam.

If you have questions or concerns regarding periodontal disease, please give us a call. To learn about other services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredrick Shaw in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thank You for Your Positive Reviews!

At Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group, our staff appreciates feedback because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our staff would not only like to thank Wesley for this 5-star review but would like to thank him for being an excellent patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!  

“Who would have thought a Prosthodontic office would have a hygiene schedule...not me! I was pleasantly surprised how wonderful this staff was. I knew they specialized in Dentures and Implants but I heard such great things about this place I decided to bring my son here for his dental exam and cleaning. He did awesome! Dr. Shaw took his time doing the exam and made sure I was well informed of my son’s dental needs. Regina the hygienist explained everything to my son as she was doing his cleaning. This office exceeding my expectations and I highly recommend them for any patient of any age!”

If you would like to leave a testimonial or are interested in learning more about the services we provide at the practice, visit for more information.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Frederick Shaw in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491.