Receding Gum Treatment
The gum tissue is important for supporting the teeth, but it is also sensitive to bacteria and irritation. When tartar and plaque build up on the teeth, the gum tissue can become inflamed and recede away from the teeth. This is usually a symptom of gingivitis, or the early stages of gum disease. At Haven Dentistry in Richmond, TX, we offer receding gum treatment to reduce inflammation in the gum tissue to protect your teeth and gum health.
There are dangers to receding, swollen or bleeding gums. As previously stated, receding gums are a sign of gum infection or disease. When the gum tissue becomes inflamed, it retreats away from the teeth, as the surface is usually causing the irritation. Unfortunately, this leads to more dental problems. Receding gum tissue causes pockets around the teeth where bacteria can flourish, where your toothbrush does not reach. This can result in more plaque and tartar, increasing irritation and infection in the gum tissue. This can accelerate the stages of gum disease, which can result in diseased gum tissue, bone loss, tooth loss and higher risks for health problems.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, it is important to seek dental treatment. The first step is a thorough teeth cleaning and periodontal exam. Our hygienist at Haven Dentistry can perform an exam of your gum tissue and will measure the pockets around your teeth in the receding gum tissue to determine if you have gingivitis, or gum disease. Teeth cleaning is important to scrape away any tartar and plaque on the teeth. Our hygienist and dentist can determine the right treatment plan, depending on the extent of your gum infection. This may include scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), medicated mouthwash, frequent teeth cleanings and other treatments.
If you have receding gums, it is time to schedule a checkup and cleaning to determine the best treatment. If you live in the Aliana or Richmond, TX, area, contact us at Haven Dentistry to schedule your receding gum treatment and exam. Our practice accepts most dental insurance, and we have a dental savings plan that covers periodontal cleanings for those without insurance.