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Gum Disease

Gum Disease
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Family Dentistry

The Perch,
Cross & Newgate Streets

P.O. Box 1421
St. John's,
Antigua & Barbuda.

Phone: 268- 462- 0058
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Gum Disease

Do you know that gum disease is one of the major causes of teeth loss? Many people however ignore this condition and end up running into serious dental problems. What exactly is gum disease? This is a condition of inflammation which starts with the gums and passes on to bones that support the teeth. This is a bacterial infection on the plaque that surrounds the teeth. If the infection builds up it will not only affect the gums and the teeth but also the gum tissues and the bones. Preventing gum disease is easy and all that it takes is good dental care practices. You can prevent gum disease by regular brushing and flossing.

Gum Disease

Three stages of gum disease are identified namely Gingivitis, Peridontitis and Advanced Peridontitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of the infection and inflammation that builds up along the gum line. Failing to remove this through infection with basic dental care will result in the formation of toxins that result in gingivitis. If you see bleeding during brushing, it could be a sign of gingivitis.

The next stage is Peridontitis, which is caused when the inflammation moves to the supporting bone and fibers. This is an irreversible damage and you can only prevent more damage.

The third stage of this inflammation is advanced peridontitis. In this stage, the fibers and the bones that support the teeth too are affected. This results in the loosening of the teeth and you will find it difficult to bite. This will eventually result in the loss of teeth.

If you have any of the following symptoms including bleeding gums, receding gums, formation of pockets in the gums, pus formation, and bad breath within a short time after brushing then you could be having gum disease. If you have any of these issues and think that you could be suffering from gum disease, do not panic. You can get dependable treatment for gum disease at Family Dentistry Complete. Dr. Maxwell Francis is a highly experienced dentist that helps patients deal with problems relating to gum disease. You will be able to get apt solutions to your dental problems.

Gum Disease

In treating gum disease, it is important that you do not wait for too long because by waiting longer you will only make your gum disease advance and aggravate. You can now confidently walk into the dental office of Dr. Maxwell Francis and get quick relief. You will not only get here quick relief from pain and discomfort but you will also enjoy lasting solutions for your dental problem.

Family Dentistry Complete offers patients advanced dental care. We offer very friendly and professional dental care solutions. Patients have walked into our offices in various stages of gum disease and have received the best dentistry services. We charge very nominal fee for all our dental services. You need not have to worry about having to pay more than what you should. Visit us for consultation with Dr. Maxwell Francis and improve your dental health.