Receding Gum Treatment
While not all cases of receding gums are caused by gum disease, many of them are. When the gums are infected in early to moderate gum disease, they can begin to shrink back or recede and even pull away from the tooth root.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects millions of people each year. It is a common oral health condition that causes premature tooth loss and increases the risk for some serious health issues. While the best option is to prevent gum disease with optimal oral hygiene and preventive care at your dentist, the next best option is early treatment. Gum disease can be reversed when caught in the early stages.
Gums begin to recede when tartar is present on the teeth and a gum infection has begun. This forms pockets between the gums and teeth, creating more places for bacteria to hide and breed. To treat receding gums, you must remove the tartar and bacteria from the teeth. Brushing and flossing at home will help, but it will not remove tartar that has already formed. Tartar can only be effectively removed at a dental office with advanced tools and a qualified dental hygienist.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you have the symptoms of gingivitis, you may have tender, red or swollen gums. They may bleed easily when you brush or floss due to the inflammation of the tissue. To restore gum health, frequent and often deep cleanings are needed to stop the infection and allow your gums to heal. Our dentist and hygienist can work together to design a treatment plan to stop the infection in your gum tissue. This will alleviate the symptoms and protect your oral and overall health from the dangers of gum disease.
To enjoy excellent oral health, you need to protect your gums. Regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent gingivitis and receding gums, but if you need treatment, come see us at Sunrise Dental and Implant Center. Contact our dentist office today to schedule your bleeding gum treatment in Fairfield.