If you are a worried Ocala resident experiencing inflamed gums or an aching tooth, you’re not alone.
About one third of U.S. adults are affected by tooth decay, according to the CDC, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40.1 Don’t ignore these symptoms; call Dr. Wayne C. Harper today at 352-877-2147 for immediate treatment.
At Dr. Wayne C. Harper – New Directions In Dentistry, we take gum disease, sometimes called gingivitis, seriously, because if left untreated it can lead to loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You will know you have it if your gums bleed easily and look red and swollen. If this condition is not reversed, it can lead to periodontitis. With this condition, your gums become loose and separate from the teeth, forming cavities that can become infected. This can spread to the bone supporting the tooth. If this bone is damaged, the tooth can be lost. (If you have already lost a tooth to gum disease, ask us about dental implants.)
At Dr. Wayne C. Harper – New Directions In Dentistry, we recommend daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings to help combat gingivitis. Our team has been treating gum disease and other dental problems for Florida patients since 1985.
If you want your teeth to feel fresh and bright, come in for a cleaning and checkup. Don’t become a statistic; prevent gingivitis by treating your teeth and gums with the TLC they deserve. (After all, they work pretty hard for you, day in and day out.)
My name is Wayne Harper, and my staff and I at Dr. Wayne C. Harper – New Directions In Dentistry offer quality dental services including general and cosmetic dentistry , adult orthodontics, and sedation dentistry.
Take care of your beautiful smile by calling Dr. Wayne C. Harper – New Directions In Dentistry today.
Dr. Wayne C. Harper
1800 SE 17th Street Suite 602
Ocala, Florida 34471
1“Adult Oral Health,” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/topics/adult.htm, accessed on January 7, 2012