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Gum Disease...Can Be Helped At Comprehensive Dental Care

The American Dental Association says that over 75-80% of all adults, even in the Washington DC, Alexandria and Arlington area, have or will have some form of gum disease.

Gum disease, or more correctly called "periodontal disease", is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.  It can be divided into several categories.

The first stage is called "gingivitis" and is characterized by gum tissue that is red, puffy, and bleeds easily when touched with a toothbrush, floss or dental instrument.

The second, third, and fourth stages are initial, moderate, and advanced "periodontal disease", respectively.  These stages are different from gingivitis because the infection has destroyed the bone supporting the teeth, causing eventual tooth loss.  At Comprehensive Dental Care the treatment is more involved at these stages, usually consisting of a special cleaning with anesthesia and sometimes gum surgery.

Please call Comprehensive Dental Care at 202 466-3599 for a complete evaluation of your potential gum disease.

Gum Disease
In Washington DC and the surrounding
Alexandria - Arlington VA - Bethesda - Chevy Chase MD areas.

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