If your gums bleed on a regular basis during brushing or flossing, you may be brushing or flossing too hard, or you may be experiencing an early sign of gum disease. If you experience bleeding gums on a regular basis, you may want to contact Apex Dental in Northborough, MA.
At Apex Dental, our team of highly trained dentists offers regular screening for gum disease and comprehensive periodontal therapy service for patients with gum disease. If you suspect you may have an oral health concern or you haven’t visited the dentist for one of your biannual preventive care visits, you should schedule an appointment.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection of the gums caused by plaque and tartar buildup that can affect the teeth and other parts of the body if not treated in a timely fashion. During gingivitis, plaque and tartar buildup can cause irritation and swelling of the gums. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of come disease and may be able to be reversed with a healthy oral hygiene routine, antibacterial rinse or professional dental cleaning performed by a trained hygienist or dentists.
The most advanced stage of gum disease in periodontitis. During periodontitis, deep pockets form around the teeth causing the gums to recede away from the teeth. As the bacteria spread below the gum line, the infection begins to break down the connective tissue and bone holding the teeth together. In some cases, patients may experience shifting teeth or even tooth loss.
The goal is to prevent gum disease or treat it before it causes a more advanced dental issue. Patients can take preventive measures like following a healthy oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist at least twice a year.
If you have already contracted gum disease, our team of dentists may suggest one or more of these treatments to restore your smile.
Treatments For Gum Disease:
- Antibacterial rinse
- Dental cleaning
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum surgery
Schedule An Appointment
Don’t wait until a more advanced dental issue develops before you visit the dentist. Our team of dentists can work with you to help you maintain a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile. Patients can contact Apex Dental in Northborough, MA to schedule an appointment or you can schedule an appointment online.