What is it?
Many people wrongly assume bleeding gums are a sign of not brushing their teeth properly; in fact, it is certainly not common and almost certainly a sign of unhealthy gums.
At Beachside Dental Clinic we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for all stages of gum disease. We preach prevention rather than cure, but we are also equipped to offer excellent treatment when necessary, with options ranging from prescription mouth rinses and deep cleaning procedures all the way through to periodontal surgery.
What causes it?
The most common factor behind bleeding gums is gum disease, i.e. inflammation and infection of both the gums and their surrounding tissue. The common culprit behind gum disease is plaque, though other causes such as family history, hormonal changes and illness may come into play.
What treatments are available?
If you are suffering from bleeding gums you should always seek treatment from a dental professional – it is risky to self treat or use over the counter medications without the advice of a dentist. The treatment avenues we offer vary widely depending on the severity of the condition:
Routine Dental Cleaning – One of the easiest and most effective ways to treat and – even better – prevent bleeding gums and gum disease is by making regular visits to the dentist for professional teeth cleaning and examination.
At Beachside Dental we will carefully and skillfully remove plaque and tartar buildup from between the teeth and around the gum line.
Scaling and Root Planing – This involves deep cleaning to eliminate plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum and smoothing the surface of the tooth roots.
Periodontal Therapy – For more serious cases of gum disease, periodontal therapy can include scaling and root planing, and other processes designed to remove any infected tissue and return your gums to full health. We also offer laser dentistry to treat gingivitis and gum disease. (CHECK!)
If you are affected by bleeding gums don’t wait – contact Beachside Dental Clinic now for a consultation and periodontal screening.