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Gum Disease Fort Mill, SC
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The gums inside the mouth are very important to the entire structure of a person’s smile and complete oral health. Healthy gums are firm and light pink that can withstand brushing and flossing without discomfort or bleeding. For many people, gum disease begins to affect their mouths without them being aware of it. Red, swollen gums that bleed during tooth brushing are at the first stage of gum disease. If left untreated, this seemingly simply condition can progress into something much worse and irreversibly change a person’s smile. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we offer complete and comprehensive family dental care to patients of all ages. Preventive care is essential to avoiding gum disease, but once a person has the first stages of gum disease treatment is critical.

Gum disease is caused by harmful bacterial plaque that builds up on the teeth from the breakdown of foods and beverages that people consume. While this is a natural process, it is important to remove plaque daily through brushing and flossing. Brushing removes plaque that builds up on the outer surfaces of the teeth, while flossing removes plaque from between the teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Before you think of skimping on your flossing habits, know this: flossing is more important than brushing!

Gum disease that is allowed to progress without a professional cleaning and interventional treatment can destroy a person’s mouth in relatively little time. Plaque forms very quickly, and if it is not removed daily (by brushing AND flossing!), it will begin to breakdown the structure of the teeth by eating away at the surrounding gums.

Dr. Sagunarthy and Dr. Mokris understand the devastation that can occur from gum disease. Our dental practice offers restorative treatments that will allow the early stages of gum disease to be reversed. If you think that you have any signs of gum disease, please contact our office right away. The sooner you begin treatment, the sooner your smile can be restored.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews


"When I moved I tried another dental practice. Mistake. Now I drive an hour to still use Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone from the administrative staff to the dentist are professional, kind, and good at what they do."


"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


"As soon as you walk in you are greeted like family. Very clean, homie feeling office. Staff and Dr. Setty super friendly, kind and professional."


"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


"I really like Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone is very very friendly and helpful. They are really concerned about your care."

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466