How do I treat bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums is usually an indication of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of your gums. If left untreated, gum disease may result in tooth loss. Finding an effective solution for gum disease can help restore health back into your smile. At Boulder Valley Dental Center, restorative dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes offers effective, comprehensive solutions for patients with gum disease.
During your visit, Dr. Hughes will perform a comprehensive exam and screen your teeth for any signs of gum disease. When caught early, gum disease is often treated with conservative treatment options. In more advanced stages of gum disease, patients may require lengthy and invasive treatment to treat their dental needs.
Treating Bleeding Gums in Louisville, CO
The treatment for bleeding gums will depend on the stage and progression of gum disease. Dr. Hughes will carefully examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are experienced a mild or advanced case of gum disease. For patients with early-stage gum disease (gingivitis), conservative treatment often includes the use of antibacterial rinses at home. Other treatment options can include:
- Scaling and root planing: An extensive deep cleaning treatment that removes tartar and plaque built up on the tooth roots and along the gum line. Patients may need to undergo scaling and root planing more than once for effective results.
- Laser dentistry: Dr. Hughes offers advanced laser treatment for gum disease that can avoid the need for oral surgery using LANAP. Using an advanced laser, Dr. Hughes can remove the infection while promoting the natural healing of your gums. Laser dentistry allows patients to receive the treatment they need and avoid the need for invasive procedures.
If you notice any signs of gum disease or you haven’t visited the dentist for your preventive care exam, visit Boulder Valley Dental Center in Louisville, CO. If you need to schedule an appointment, you call 303-214-4009 or schedule an appointment online.