Receding Gum Treatment

When the gums begin to recede away from the teeth, it can be an early sign of gum disease. This usually occurs when the gum tissue becomes irritated and inflamed due to tartar buildup and bacteria that cause periodontal issues. Treating receding gums can help restore gum health and close the pockets around teeth where bacteria can hide. As part of our general dentistry services at Curtis Family Dentistry, we offer periodontal treatment to stop the progression of gum disease to protect your oral health. To treat receding gums, deep cleanings are needed to remove any plaque and tartar to allow the gums to heal. Medication can be used to stop infection in the gum tissue, helping fight the progression of gingivitis. Our dental hygienist can create a treatment plan that will address your level of periodontal disease. When caught and treated in the early stages, gum disease and receding gums can be reversed to protect your smile.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

In addition to receding gums, early symptoms of gum disease include bleeding, tender and swollen gum tissue. You may notice blood in your spittle after you brush or tenderness in your gums when you chew crunchy foods. These are signs that your gum tissue is irritated and may have an infection. Even with good oral hygiene, gum disease can occur. Plaque, tartar and bacteria can hide in areas that cannot be reached with home oral care. This is why professional dental cleanings are so important for preventive oral health. Your gum health is vital to prevent tooth loss and to protect your smile. If you have noticed you have receding, sore or bleeding gums, it is time to schedule a checkup and cleaning. We are always accepting new patients at Curtis Family Dentistry. Our practice offers effective treatment options for gingivitis and gum disease. Contact our office to schedule your next periodontal and dental exam.

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