Receding Gum Treatment
The gums support the teeth and are a vital component of your oral health. When gums recede away from the teeth, it is a sign of oral health problems. Other signs of gum health problems include swelling, bleeding and tenderness. At Topsfield Smiles, we understand the importance of gum health to protect your teeth and smile. We offer receding gum treatment to restore your oral health.
Gingivitis or gum disease are the main causes of receding, bleeding or swollen gum tissue. Gum tissue that shrinks away from the teeth or displays irritation may be fighting infection from bacteria. Plaque and tartar on the teeth are caused by bacteria that can infect the gum tissue. Receding gums are signs of a gum infection and one of the first symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Receding gums are a problem for multiple reasons. First, it is a sign of infection and disease. Second, the pockets around the teeth caused by receding gums can create hiding areas for bacteria. It can be impossible to effectively remove all the bacteria from the teeth and stop the infection with personal oral hygiene. Professional receding gum treatment may be required to restore gum health.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
The good news is that the early signs of gum infection like receding, bleeding or swollen gums can be relieved with treatment. The first step is determining whether you have gingivitis or gum disease and beginning a treatment plan. A periodontal exam can reveal if you have signs of gum disease. In the early stages, gingivitis and periodontal disease can be reversed by removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and stopping the infection. A deep teeth cleaning paired with medications and improved daily oral hygiene can get you on the path to healthier gums and teeth.
If you have noticed that your gums are receding or bleeding, schedule a dental exam and cleaning at our office in Topsfield, MA. Our dental team can evaluate your gum health and recommend a treatment plan to restore your oral health. Contact Topsfield Smiles today to book your appointment.