Are you experiencing bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums can be an indication of a more advanced dental issue like periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the gums, connective tissue, and your teeth. In the most advanced stage of gum disease, deep pockets form around the teeth causing them to shift, and can eventually lead to tooth loss if not properly treated.
Signs of Gum Disease
Understanding and knowing the signs of gum disease can help patients take charge of their oral health. If you are noticing one or more of these signs, it is vital that you visit our Owings Mills dental office for the care you need. Dr. Silverman will perform a thorough exam to determine if you have developed gum disease.
- bleeding gums
- swollen or red gums
- shifting teeth
- halitosis (bad breath)
- tooth sensitivity
- receding gums
Any of these symptoms can mean there is a more complex dental problems brewing. Dr. Silverman can work with you to develop a treatment plan to restore your smile back to optimal oral health.
Treating Bleeding Gums
Discovering gum disease in its earliest stages means patients may not need to undergo advanced treatment. When gum disease develops, it can lead to a more complex dental problem in the future. Dr. Silverman works closely with each patient experiencing symptoms of gum disease to improve the health of their smile and avoid the need for advanced treatment. Our goal is to restore health to your smile and give you the tools you need to take charge of your oral health.
Your treatment will depend on the specific stage of gum disease and your overall oral health. Dr. Silverman may suggest one or more of these periodontal therapy solutions:
- Antibacterial rinses
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum surgery
- Laser Dentistry
Dr. Silverman performs advanced periodontal screening during all preventive dental care visits. If you do have gum disease, Dr. Silverman will provide the treatment you need to improve your smile. To schedule a visit, contact our Owings Mills dental office.