Receding Gum Treatment
Irritated or infected gum tissue can pull away from the teeth, creating pockets and gaps around the teeth. The gums are meant to support the teeth, and receding gums can impact teeth stability and allow more bacteria to hide in the pockets. If you have bleeding, swollen or receding gums, you may be suffering from gingivitis or gum disease. At Johns Creek Dental Studio, we offer receding gum treatment to restore gum tissue health to protect your smile at our dental center in Alpharetta, GA.
When gums are receding away from the teeth, it is a sign of periodontal disease. Plaque and tartar on the teeth can irritate the gum tissue, causing it to become swollen, red and tender. As the gum tissue shrinks away from the teeth, deep pockets form around the teeth below the gum line. These pockets are almost impossible to keep clean, allowing plaque and tartar to form, worsening the gum infection. To stop the cycle of gum disease, receding gum treatment is needed to remove plaque and tartar to allow the gum tissue to heal.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
Treatment for bleeding, swollen or receding gums begins with thorough cleaning of the teeth. A deep teeth cleaning by a professional hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth to help stop the infection. Home oral care is also important, with daily brushing and flossing, and a medicated mouthwash may be recommended to help stop the gum infection. If there is tartar deep in the pockets below the gum line, scaling and root planing may be recommended.
Receding gums can impact your oral and overall health. The progression of gum tissue deterioration can lead to bone and tooth loss, as well as risks to your overall wellness. If you have tender, swollen or receding gums, come see us at Johns Creek Dental Studio. We can recommend a treatment plan to resolve your gum infection to restore oral health. Contact our office in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule a cleaning and checkup.