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Are you someone who has questions about gum disease? If so, you’re not alone. Gum disease is a very complex dental issue, so many people have questions about it. Our dentist, Dr. Norman B. Fine, is happy to help you find the answers you need because the more you know about gum disease, the better. To help you, he is happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions about gum disease:

Q: What causes gum disease?

A: Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup on the teeth and gumline. As time passes, the plaque turns into tartar. The tartar infects the gums and can even destroy the underlying bone. It’s important to remove plaque daily.

Q: How do I prevent gum disease?

A: You can prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing with mouthwash daily and attending your routine dental cleaning appointments every six months.

Q: What are some treatments that can help with gum disease?

A: Some treatments that are beneficial are a dental cleaning, scaling and root planing, laser therapy, bone grafts and gum grafts. The severity of the disease will determine the treatment needed.

For more information and details about gum disease in Greenville, South Carolina, please contact Fine Periodontics today at 864-299-5900. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!