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Receding Gum Treatment

When the gums recede away from the teeth, they can leave the roots exposed and accelerate damage to the gum tissue, bone and teeth. Receding gums are often a symptom of gum disease and need proactive treatment to restore healthy gums. Our team at Gainesville Dental Group can evaluate your gum health and offer dental treatments for receding gums and other issues that impact your oral health.

Gums often recede due to tartar buildup on the teeth. For treatment, deep cleanings are needed to remove all the tartar from the teeth and their roots. Depending on the severity, this can include root scaling and planing, which removes tartar from below the gum line. This can help control bacterial infection and allow the gums to heal and rejuvenate, reducing pockets around the teeth to promote oral health.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

When gums recede, they are often infected, causing inflammation. They may be tender and swollen, which causes them to bleed easily. You may notice blood in your spittle after brushing, or they may bleed when chewing crunchy foods. By treating the infection and cleaning away bacteria and tartar, the gums can begin to heal. Our dental team will recommend a treatment plan to help restore gum health which will alleviate the bleeding and swelling, relieving discomfort while promoting elevated oral health.

Receding, bleeding or swollen gums should never be ignored. It can be the early symptoms of gum disease which can ultimately result in tooth loss and put you at higher risk for serious health issues like stroke and type 2 diabetes. If you have any of these gum issues, please contact our team at Gainesville Dental Group to schedule an exam. We can diagnose and treat your gum problems and help you improve your oral health. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

Our Patient Reviews

The Gainesville Dental Group

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM