The gums are vital for supporting and nourishing the teeth. When the gum tissue becomes infected or irritated, it can shrink away from the teeth and leave pockets around the roots. Receding gums are a sign of gingivitis or gum disease, and it requires treatment to restore healthy gum tissue. At Green Meadow Dental, we offer receding gum treatment at our dental center in Newington, CT.
Bacteria, plaque and tartar all irritate the gum tissue and can result in receding gums. The gum tissue may become swollen and tender from irritation from the bacteria on the teeth. Good oral hygiene helps reduce bacteria, but brushing and flossing will not remove tartar. To reduce gum irritation and infection, a deep cleaning of the teeth to remove tartar is the first step of treating receding gums.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
Bleeding, swollen and receding gums are at risk of deterioration. To stop the infection, tartar and plaque are removed with a professional dental cleaning. If tartar has accumulated below the gum line, a root scaling and planing may be recommended for periodontal disease treatment. Once the tartar and plaque are removed, many patients experience healthier gum tissue. As the gums heal, the swelling and bleeding can subside.
Receding gum treatment plans will depend on the extent of gum infection. Our dentist and dental hygienist can evaluate your gum tissue to determine the level of gingivitis or gum disease and the best treatment plan. Early stages of gum disease or gingivitis can be treated with more frequent dental cleanings to restore healthy gum tissue. For more progressed stages, periodontal treatment may be required. Gum disease treatment can include removing diseased gum tissue to help the gums heal in severe cases.
If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, you may be experiencing periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease can result in bone and tooth loss. Receding gum treatment can stop periodontal disease and help restore your oral health. Contact our team at Green Meadow Dental to schedule a cleaning and checkup at our dental center in Newington, CT.