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:
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
Treating Gum Disease
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 Consultation
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.