In Honor of Dental Hygiene Month, Dr. Frederick Thurston Educates Patients on Gum Disease Treatments in Auburndale, FL

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In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month in October, Dr. Frederick Thurston is urging people who suffer from gum disease in Auburndale, FL, to improve their health by seeking professional treatment. Dr. Thurston assists patients with protecting their smiles and health with ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment, as well as dental implants, which can replace teeth lost to gum disease.

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Dr. Frederick Thurston is supporting National Dental Hygiene Month in October by emphasizing the importance of gum disease treatment, to patients who live with the disease. Dr. Thurston offers ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment, along with traditional scaling and root planing to remove gum disease in Auburndale, FL, protecting patients from various related health issues, such as tooth loss. In the event that such outcomes cannot be avoided, Dr. Thurston also provides dental implants to securely and permanently replace lost teeth.

Gum disease may reach a detrimental condition, creating difficulties for treatment once it has reached this advanced stage. This disease causes the gums to retract from the teeth, resulting in pockets that accumulate bacteria, becoming more easily infected. The bacteria causing the disease, along with the body’s inflammatory response, may also release toxins that damage the supporting structure of the bone within the teeth, ultimately resulting in possible tooth loss. Dr. Thurston assists those affected by gum disease in Auburndale, FL, with scaling and root planing, a procedure which cleans the gum pockets and teeth in depth to the roots, followed by the ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment. After performing scaling and root planing, Dr. Thurston applies ARESTIN® directly to the gums to eradicate bacteria and promote optimal healing.

Although this approach proves to be more effective than scaling and root planing alone, some patients may not receive treatment in time to prevent tooth loss. For these patients, Dr. Thurston offers dental implants, which are anchored directly in the jawbone, simulating natural teeth. Implants, which are highly durable and stable, enable patients to speak naturally, consume varied diets, and feel confident with their teeth. Implants do not affect neighboring teeth adversely; however, they prevent the jawbone deterioration commonly associated with tooth loss.

With the substantial evidence displaying the negative effects of gum disease associated with tooth loss, Dr. Thurston encourages patients to address these issues promptly during National Dental Hygiene Month. Patients who wish to schedule consultations about receiving dental implants or treatment for gum disease in Auburndale, FL, may call Dr. Thurston’s office or visit his website.

About the Practice

Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc. is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Auburndale, FL. Dr. Frederick D. Thurston received his Dental Degree from the University of Florida in 1979. He started the practice in 1980 and has been practicing implant dentistry since 1989. Dr. Thurston stays up to date with the latest advancements in technology and is committed to continuing education. To learn more about Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc. and the services they provide, please visit their website at or call (863) 852-1227.

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