Auburndale, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2016
In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month this February, Dr. Frederick Thurston with Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc., is teaching patients the serious complications connected to gum disease in Auburndale, FL. Dr. Thurston understands that the condition can have serious consequences, including missing teeth, so he offers patients a long-lasting, easily maintained tooth replacement option known as dental implants.
According to many estimates, gum disease affects around 85 percent of adults in the United States. Patients often do not realize that they even have a problem until their gums become red and swollen, and bleed easily during the first stage of the disease, gingivitis. If the condition is not promptly treated, it often progresses to periodontitis. During this stage of the disease, plaque begins to accumulate under the gum line, resulting in deep pockets of infection that cause damage to the root structures of the teeth. If patients with gum disease in Auburndale, FL do not receive treatment, they will eventually lose their teeth and require dental implants to correct the effects of the condition. This is the most common cause of tooth loss in the nation.
Providing patients with the best opportunity to reclaim their oral health and beauty is important to Dr. Thurston, which is why he recommends that many of his patients with gum disease in Auburndale, FL who have missing teeth receive dental implants. These permanent structures provide stability in the jaw just like teeth, so the bone loss and damage associated with periodontitis does not progress. Implants are surgically placed and capped with a crown that is closely matched to patients tooth color to look just like natural teeth.
Those who would like to learn more about correcting their gum disease, or about dental implants, are encouraged to contact Dr. Thurston’s office by calling (863) 852-1227 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. With the doctor’s help, many patients can take advantage of Gum Disease Awareness Month and change their lives.
About the Doctor
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 http://www.drthurston.com or call (863) 852-1227.