DR. VIcKI L. TIBBS, DDS, Pc

2700 Pocahontas Trail 
Quinton, Virginia 23141

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PHONE: 804.932.4537
FAX: 804.932.4888

OFFICE HOURS
Monday- Thursday
8:30 AM- 5:30 PM

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WHY IS OUR DENTAL PRACTICE RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • Emergency appointments
  • Friendly, educated and caring staff
  • Long lasting restorations
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Digital x-rays
  • No interest financing available
  • Beautiful lake front views
  • Periodontal Disease

    Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and 
    gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.

    Some factors increase the risk of developing periodontal disease:

    • Tobacco smoking or chewing
    • Systemic diseases such as diabetes
    • Some types of medication such as steroids, some types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives
    • Bridges that no longer fit properly
    • Crooked teeth
    • Fillings that have become defective
    • Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives

     

     
    Several warning signs that can signal a problem:

    • Gums that bleed easily
    • Red, swollen, tender gums
    • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
    • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
    • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
    • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
    • Any change in the fit of partial dentures