If you are experiencing bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, schedule a comprehensive exam today!
Bleeding gums are commonly an indicator of gum disease, a progressive bacterial infection that compromises the integrity and stability of a patient’s overall oral health. The gums serve as a support structure for your teeth and play a role in your overall health and well being. Keeping the gums healthy is an important part of maintaining long-term dental and overall health. At Villanova Dental Studio we emphasize the importance of patient education for the prevention of gum disease and offer comprehensive treatment plans to restore oral health.
Periodontal disease can show little to no warning signs until the disease has entered the later stages of development. Patients may believe that their smiles are healthy when they are not. Visiting the dentist regularly can help allow for early diagnosis of gum disease. Early diagnosis can prevent further deterioration of the gums and teeth and may reduce the need for advanced restorative dental procedures.
Left untreated, gum disease can cause a whole range of complications. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and receding gums. Gum disease not only deteriorates a patient’s oral health but can have systemic health consequences as well. Gum disease has been linked to an increased rate of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and Alzheimer’s disease.
TREATMENT FOR BLEEDING GUMS
We offer a full range of periodontal treatments to help manage the progression of gum disease. During a comprehensive dental exam, we will use the Florida Probe System® to digitally scan your gums for any signs of gum disease. Based on the results, we will develop a personalized plan to help restore your smile. Depending on the stage and severity of gum disease, we may suggest any of these comprehensive treatment options:
- Perio Protect®
- Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Surgery to Reduce Pockets
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are are experiencing bleeding gums, schedule an appointment online or contact our Stittsville dentist office. Villanova Dental Studio focuses on providing comprehensive, high-quality care to ensure patients maintain their healthiest smile.