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.