Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?
Dr. Ira Goldberg offers treatment for bleeding gums in Succasunna, New Jersey. Bleeding gums are a dental concern that is also often a sign of developing gum disease. Although periodontitis is common, it can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Learn the signs of gum disease as well as treatment options below:
Treating Gum Disease at Morris County Dental Associates
Scaling and root planing, flap surgery, and bone grafting are all surgical and non-surgical solutions that can help reverse the damage done by gum disease. Dr. Goldberg may refer you to a specialist for these treatments. Topical or oral antibiotics can also be used to help eliminate bacteria that cause infection. Scaling using a laser or ultrasonic device also removes bacteria and tartar from the mouth, while root planing helps to remove bacteria causing inflammation by smoothing out tooth roots.
Surgical treatments for periodontitis include pocket reduction or flap surgery, bone grafting, and tissue regeneration. Flap surgery exposes roots for more effective scaling and planing by lifting back gum tissue. Bone grafting is needed when gums recede as a result of gum disease. This procedure holds the affected tooth in place and can promote regrowth.
Schedule a dental exam and consultation today. Dr. Ira Goldberg is a dentist in Succasunna, New Jersey that is passionate about ensuring his patients have happy and healthy smiles. You can request an appointment with Dr. Goldberg on our website. You may also call Morris County Dental Associates at 973-298-5893.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Patients should be aware of the signs of gum disease:
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Loose teeth
- Swollen gums
- Shifting teeth
- Gum recession
- Mouth sores
Have you noticed any of these periodontal symptoms? Call Morris County Dental Associates at 973-298-5893 for treatment.
How to Stop Gum Recession
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is done by making a hole in the gums and guiding gum tissue into a more normal position. This treatment helps to stabilize the gums in their new position. There are many benefits to this treatment, as it:
- Does not require incisions or sutures
- Has a quick healing time
- Does not need donor tissue
- Prevents bone loss
- Offers natural-looking results
- Is comfortable for patients
- Lasts a long time
Bleeding Gums FAQs
What is the fastest way to heal bleeding gums?
The fastest way to heal bleeding gums is to practice a better oral care routine. Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of gum disease. Rinsing with warm salt water is another way to soothe and heal bleeding gums before they become a larger issue.
How long do bleeding gums take to heal?
With proper care, gums should stop bleeding within about a week of at-home care. If bleeding continues it may be a good idea to visit your dentist to see what may be causing your gums to bleed.
Is it bad for your gums to bleed?
Bleeding gums can be caused by a variety of issues, some more serious than others. If you are concerned about your gums bleeding it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your dentist to address what may be causing the issue. Your dentist will be able to tell if your bleeding gums are a major concern or not and help fix any issue that may be causing it.
Can your gums bleed without brushing?
Gums can bleed without brushing. This is a sign of gingivitis or early stages of periodontal disease, caused by plaque buildup around your gums. Plaque has bacteria in it that cause inflammation and potential for infection.
Is Vitamin C good for bleeding gums?
Vitamin C is great for bleeding gums. Vitamin C is useful for promoting collagen production in your body, which is important for gum health. A Vitamin C deficiency may result in gums bleeding and inflammation.
Are bleeding gums treatable?
Bleeding gums are treatable. Proper brushing and flossing technique is the first way to get rid of bleeding gums. Dentists may recommend a mouthwash or salt water rinse to help remove plaque and soothe gums.