Receding Gum Treatment

Gum, or periodontal, disease affects millions of people, causing premature tooth loss and increases the risk for serious health issues. While the best option is to prevent gum disease with optimal oral hygiene and general dentistry
at your dentist, the next best option is early treatment. Gum disease can be reversed when caught in the early, or gingivitis, stage. Signs of gingivitis include receding, bleeding or swollen gums, which we can treat at Taylor Dental & Implant Center.

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 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, deep and frequent 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 the health of your gums. Regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent gingivitis and receding gums. If you need treatment, come see us at Taylor Dental & Implant Center. Contact our office today to schedule your dental checkup.

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