Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that comprises the gum tissue and teeth. Most commonly, gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. Once plaque reaches the gum line, it can cause inflammation, irritation, and bacterial infection in the gum tissue.
Patients with gum disease may also notice one or more of these symptoms:
- Bleeding gums or red, swollen or sore gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose teeth
- Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in the fit of dentures
Chesapeake, VA dentist, Dr. John Cranham offers a wide range of preventive dentistry services and treatments for various stages of gum disease. If you are experiencing bleeding gums or any other signs of gum disease, we recommend you visit our Chesapeake, VA dental office as soon as possible. Dr. Cranham can work with you to coordinate the dental care you need.
Treating Gum Disease
During your appointment, Dr. Cranham will perform a full comprehensive exam to check the teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease. If gum disease is diagnosed during your comprehensive exam, Dr. Cranham will create a personalized solution to eliminate the infection in the gums and address any damage caused by gum disease.
Your treatment plan will depend on the stage of gum disease and the severity of damage to the teeth and gums. Depending on your needs, Dr. Cranham may suggest antibacterial rinses, scaling and root planing, or laser dentistry, to treat gum disease.
Laser Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA
In advanced cases of gum disease, Dr. Cranham may utilize the Waterlase MD Turbo. Due to advancements in dentistry, laser dentistry can be used to treat advanced cases of gum disease. The Waterlase MD can gently disinfect and eliminate disease gum tissue while promoting the natural healing response. Laser Dentistry promotes a quicker recovery time, minimal bleeding and swelling, and no stitches.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease or you haven’t visited the dentist recently, we recommend you schedule an appointment with Dr. Cranham. Dr. Cranham can work with you to address your dental concerns and provide any treatment you may need. To schedule an appointment, call757.656.4109 or schedule an appointment online.
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