Sometimes bleeding gums are caused by cuts in the mouth, aggressive brushing, and even smoking or tobacco use. However, one of the most common causes of bleeding gums is gingivitis. Also known as gum inflammation, gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease that, over time, can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Dr. Kush Patel treats patients with bleeding gums in his Fullerton, CA dental office. He can help find the cause of his patient’s bleeding gums and recommend the right treatment to stop further painful symptoms.
Symptoms that Accompany Bleeding Gums
Alongside bleeding gums, gingivitis can cause these symptoms:
- Red and purple gums
- Swollen and tender gums
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
- Plaque around the gum line
- Gum sensitivity to temperature
Contact our office if you have noticed any changes in the health of your gums. Our dental team can help you reverse your symptoms and restore health to your smile. If gum inflammation is left untreated, patients can experience severe gum pain, gum recession, and loose teeth. Receiving early preventative care is key to stopping periodontitis or gum disease.
How to Reverse Bleeding Gums
The best way to prevent gum inflammation and gum disease is to brush and floss twice a day. To help remove food debris from the gums, floss before brushing. Brushing for at least two minutes twice a day can remove bacteria from the teeth and gums. In our dental office, we can provide antibacterial rinses and dental cleanings to minimize harmful bacteria in the mouth. Antibacterial rinses remove bacteria from the mouth and help reduce the likelihood of gum disease.
Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning treatments that clean plaque and tartar from the mouth. Plaque is a sticky bacterial film. If plaque is not removed from the teeth and gums, it hardens to form tartar. During scaling treatment, our hygienists remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Root planing removes bacteria from the tooth roots and helps them reattach to the gums.
For patients with moderate to severe gum disease, we will recommend laser dentistry or oral surgery. These treatments remove infected gum tissue. They may also graft healthy gum tissue to areas of the smile that require extra support. Call our dental office for an appointment so we can examine your smile to recommend the right treatment for your symptoms.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Do you want to stop bleeding, irritated gums? Contact Fullerton Craft Smiles. If you are a new patient, call us today at (714) 888-7008. Current patients may make an appointment at (714) 526-2828. You can also request a dental appointment with our dentists online. Please let our dental team know if you have any questions about your treatment and they will gladly help.