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Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.

Gingivitis
(bleeding gums)

Periodontitis
 
Advanced Periodontitis  

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Steven E. Nauss DDS
102 15th Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 679-8400 :: Phone

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8:30 AM - 5 PM :: Monday
8:30 AM - 5 PM :: Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5 PM :: Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5 PM :: Thursday
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Our goal is to provide the highest quality care, while enhancing the lives and smiles of our guests. A visit to Dr. Steven E. Nauss, a state-of-the-art dental office equipped with digital xray (to reduce radiation by 70%) and 17" monitors with Internet/DVD/DISH access in all operatories will be an inviting experience for both you and your family. Dr. Steven E. Nauss and their friendly dental team regularly attend continuing dental education in new technology allowing for up-to-date solutions for each patient's unique dental needs. SO SMILE - THEY CARE!
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