If you have noticed that your gums bleed during routine toothbrushing and flossing, it is important to discuss it with Dr. Carole or Dr. Robin Thoman at your upcoming routine dental appointment. If you have been away from the dentist and need to address a dental concern such as bleeding gums, schedule an appointment at Paradox Dental. We accept and welcome new patients and can provide comprehensive care for your needs.
Bleeding gums can be the sign of developing gum disease and should be evaluated as soon as possible to avoid continued progression of the disease and the increased risk for more complex problems. Gum disease affects most patients at some point in their lives and is largely preventable with routine dental care and good oral hygiene. At Paradox Dental, we screen for the early signs of periodontal concerns during your visits and provide the personalized dental care necessary for maintaining optimal oral health for a lifetime.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Drs. Thoman and Thoman will take the time to thoroughly evaluate the condition of your gums and overall oral health before recommending the most suitable treatment for addressing your gum disease. Treatment options are dependent on the stage and severity of gum disease and are tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient. Our team will take the time to not only perform a comprehensive dental exam but to discuss any lifestyle factors or medical conditions that are impacting the health of your smile.
The goal of periodontal therapy is to stabilize the gums, restore any damage and to stimulate the healing process to prevent further infection. We may also recommend an ongoing use of special oral hygiene products to address any chronic disease or risk factors. Treatment options can include:
- Anti-bacterial rinses: the at-home use of an anti-bacterial rinse can enhance your daily oral hygiene routine and help to minimize plaque build up and infection in the gums.
- Scaling and root planing: a thorough in-office removal of plaque from all surfaces in the mouth, especially along the gum line and in any exposed root pockets.
- Laser dentistry: using a dental laser, Drs. Thoman can remove damaged gum tissue and stimulate the healing process with minimal downtime and side effects.
- Oral surgery: for advanced periodontitis, oral surgery may be the best solution for addressing damage and stabilizing oral health.
Why Treat Bleeding Gums?
Drs. Thoman and our team at Paradox Dental emphasize the importance of gum health during preventive care visits and offer personalized oral hygiene advice as needed to maintain healthy gums. Deteriorating gum health can impact your overall dental health, the stability of your teeth and even your physical health and well being.
Bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum disease and if addressed promptly may prevent the further development of disease, damage to the oral structure and an increased risk for major health concerns including cardiovascular and systemic disease.