When plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, it can lead to an infection of the gum tissue. If left untreated, the bacteria that cause gum infections can create periodontal disease. Some of the first signs of the early stages of gum or periodontal disease are receding, bleeding or swollen gums. Our dental team at The Dentist Centers offer comprehensive treatments to help stop the progression of this disease and protect your teeth and overall health.
The bacteria that cause gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease, attack the gum tissue and bone. This bacterial attack and irritation can cause an infection in the tissue. The gums may become inflamed and swollen, and this can lead to bleeding when you brush your teeth or eat crunchy foods. Over time, the gums begin to pull away from the teeth, receding down and away from the roots. If left untreated, bone loss can occur, teeth can become loose and you may be at higher risk for serious health complications.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
At The Dentist Centers, we offer the most advanced options for treating all stages of gum disease. In the early stages, we can use deep cleaning techniques to remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and below the gum line on the roots. Scaling away the tartar and planing the roots can remove the irritants to the gum. These procedures provide a smooth surface to help the gum tissue reattach to the roots of your teeth. If the disease has progressed, we offer advanced methods of removing diseased gum disease and bacteria, including osseous surgery or laser therapy.
Swollen, tender or receding gums are more than a nuisance, as these problems can be signs of gum disease. If you are experiencing these symptoms, schedule an exam at our practice in Sandy Springs or Alpharetta. We can devise a treatment plan to give you relief and stop the progression of the infection to protect your teeth and oral health.