Why Do My Gums Bleed?
In some cases, bleeding gums are just a sign of aggressive brushing. However, in most cases, bleeding gums are an early indication of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup above and below the gum line. When plaque is not properly removed, the bacteria from the plaque can attack your gums, leading to inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of the gum tissue.
Gum disease is best treated in the earliest stage called gingivitis. In many cases, a dentist will recommend changes to your oral hygiene routine to help restore your gum health. The longer gum disease is left untreated, the more likely you will experience complications.
Common Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Ignoring your symptoms can lead to serious issues for your dental health. The signs and symptoms of gum disease can vary from patient to patient. Knowing the signs of gum disease can help you recognize and spot dysfunction in your dental health. This also enables patients to take charge of their oral health and schedule an appointment with their dentist to determine if gum disease is present.
Signs of gum disease may include one or more of the symptoms:
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding Gums
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Painful chewing
- Loose or shifting teeth
If you notice one or more of these signs, schedule an appointment with your experienced dentist at Nesconset Dental Associates. We can work with you to find the right solution for your gum and dental health.
What Are The Treatment Options For Gum Disease?
At Nesconset Dental Associates we work with each of our patients on an individual basis to better understand their dental needs and develop a personalized solution that is right for them. Upon your visit, one of our dentists will carefully examine the teeth, gums, and surrounding structure to check for any signs of gum disease. If signs of gum disease are found, we will then determine the stage of gum disease and assess any structural damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. With the results from your examination, we will tailor a periodontal therapy treatment plan that is designed just for you.
The goal of treatment is to stop the progression of gum disease, prevent further complications, and address any damage to the gums, teeth, and surrounding bone structure.
We may recommend one or more of the following treatments to stop bleeding gums and address the various stages of gum disease:
- Antibacterial Rinse
- Scale & Root Planing
- Laser Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Gum Surgery
Schedule An Appointment
Nesconset Dental Associates in Nesconset, NY is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal dental health. We encourage patients to visit our office at least twice a year for a routine dental exam. Routine dental exams allow us to screen for signs of gum disease and address your dentistry needs. If you have not visited the dentist recently or have noticed symptoms of gum disease, visit our Smithtown dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (631) 228-8780 or request an appointment online.