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Gum Disease

Dr. Vicki R. Bingham-Lester Prevents Gum Disease in Gambrills, MD

Vickii R. Bingham-Lester, DMD  works closely with patients in Gambrills and Crofton, MD and throughout the greater Washington DC area, helping them enjoy the benefits of healthy gums.
Gingivitis or “gum” disease is a common, painless infection that affects many people around the world. If caught early, it can be easily identified and treated, but if left undiagnosed it can evolve into more complicated issues putting your teeth and overall health at risk.

Dr. Vicki R. Bingham-Lester is specially trained at diagnosing and treating gingivitis before it becomes a larger issue. A quick examination will reveal the extent of any gingivitis, as well as the best way to treat or prevent it. Dr. Bingham-Lester is a firm believer in the importance of communication and education, and she will talk you through whatever she finds, as well as any treatment options available to you. Together, you will determine the best course of action to achieve your aesthetic and oral health goals.

Become an active participant in your oral health care, preventing decay, gingivitis, or more advanced issues.

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Gum disease is measured by the attachment of gums to teeth.
The most effective treatment for gingivitis is prevention through proper oral hygiene and routine maintenance. Scheduled cleanings with Dr. Bingham-Lester, combined with daily flossing and brushing, is often enough to keep gingivitis at bay. Dr. Bingham-Lester will talk you through proper flossing and brushing routines, helping make sure you are at-home care is as effective as possible. She will also go over any in-office care that may benefit your symptoms, allowing you to decide the best way to proceed.

If gingivitis has reached an advanced stage, Dr. Bingham-Lester may recommend scaling or root planing, procedures that remove plaque and tartar from pockets around the gums and can smooth the roots of your teeth. Dr. Bingham-Lester has years of experience with these procedures, and uses a delicate hand, making them as quick, comfortable, and effective as possible.

Understanding Gum Disease - Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Gum Disease - the 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include swelling, sensitivity and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth are destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how enhanced the disease is become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
Help yourself to understand 'Gum Disease - Types, Symptoms, Causes & Treatments' by watching this instructional video by Bingham-Lester Dentistry.

Though common, advanced gum disease is important to treat quickly, as it can lead to serious health problems, and can put your natural teeth at risk. Patients concerned about bleeding gums or any other discomfort should seek care immediately. Other patients may want to begin their fight against gingivitis before it becomes more complicated and requires more complex treatments. In either case, a quick consultation with Dr. Bingham-Lester will go a long way, letting patients in the Gambrills area know how to best prevent or treat gingivitis before it advances.

Call Bingham-Lester Dentistry today at 410-885-6522 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bingham-Lester and become an active participant in your oral health care, preventing decay, gingivitis, or more advanced issues.

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Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester

Dr. Vickii Bingham Lester is primarily interested in assisting patients in achieving an excellent lifestyle with healthy, functioning smiles. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bingham's commitment to providing the best dental care possible encouraged her to dive more into the science and practice of dental implantology.

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A+. I am a military spuse and decided to try Bingham-Lester, Awesome Choice. Price Range wasnt awesome, but the experiece was great. Very Clean and you even have a T.V. over your head (what a distraction) I keep my eyes closed. I had quite a few cavities (bad teeth) She uses the bite guard, but when I got up for my 2nd break she said "Is this bothering you" I told her Yes and we did not use it again. I almost fell asleep the TV noise in the background made it better (for whatver reason.) I would reccommend this Dentsist to anyone. Very Laid back and funny! I no longer hate the dentist....its almost relaxing, minus the whole mouth open part. Thats the dentist though!!
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