Gingivitis is a sign of gum disease – Newport News family dentist.

Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, is both treatable and preventable with routine dental visits to Newport News area dentist Dr. William Harper in Poquoson.

Left untreated, gum disease can silently compromise a patient’s oral health and even lead to tooth loss. Most patients do not realize they have gum disease until it is either spotted during preventive care by Dr. Harper or it begins to create more complex dental problems that require immediate attention.


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For patients who have more advanced gum disease, Dr. Harper offers periodontal therapy treatment options to restore oral health and support the natural teeth. If necessary, Dr. Harper will create a personalized treatment plan to repair gum tissue and tooth structure that may be damaged by periodontitis- advanced gum disease. Dr. Harper has incorporated sone of the latest in dental technology for the treatment of gum disease, offering patients more accurate results with less pain!

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile- and routine visits to Dr. Harper in Poquoson are important for maintaining healthy gums!