Gum Disease: Serious But Treatable

Conservative estimates report that up to 80% of people unknowingly have some amount of chronic gum disease and most don’t know it. Gum disease is responsible for up to 70% of adult tooth loss, and it does not give clear warning signs that an untrained eye would notice. A dentist or hygienist must do a thorough and complete examination to detect it; especially in it’s early stages. Gum disease is similar to high blood pressure, or heart disease, by the time the person who has it notices symptoms it is in its advanced stages.

Gum disease has been implicated as causative factor in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pre-mature births, and low birth weight. It is an infection of the gums and jawbones. The bacteria, and chemical by-products of your bodies attempt to fight the bacteria, can enter the blood stream and cause serious problems in distant parts of the body. It critical to have the teeth cleaned and a thorough examination a minimum of twice a year, and it is critical that you do a thorough job at home cleaning the teeth twice daily. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and prevented. Today there are numerous aids available to help us, which include special toothbrushes, toothpastes, rinses and even prescription medications can help. Your dentist can decide the appropriate treatment method only after examination of your condition.

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Dr. Vernon, Dr. Mohiuddin and Dr. Kennedy have been practicing dentistry for decades. During that time, they have upheld their dedication toward providing their patients of all ages with dental care that promotes honesty, caring and compassion. They would each love to be your partner in pursuing a healthier, happier smile!

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241 Charles H Dimmock Pkwy Ste. 2
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

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Monday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

(804) 520-0699
241 Charles H Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 USA
J. Keller Vernon, DDS Colonial Heights VA dentist (804) 520-0699