Bleeding Gums Pennington NJ

Bleeding gums is one of the classic signs of gum disease. The office of Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci is one of the leading facilities in the Princeton area for advanced periodontal therapy and the treatment of gum disease.

We are fortunate to have Periodontist, David Heering, DMD on staff. Dr. Heering treats bleeding gums, gum disease and gingivitis through a wide range of general dentistry treatments.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums is often a clinical sign of gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. It is also possible that bleeding gums can be caused by aggressive flossing, tooth brushing, or using a toothbrush with too firm of bristles. Pregnant women may also experience bleeding gums as a result of hormonal changes in the body.

If you have bleeding gums, it is important that you contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists for a periodontal screening.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums cause by a bacterial infection. Gum disease affects the gum tissue as well as supporting bone. Gum disease may affect one tooth or many teeth.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums or red, swollen or sore gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Changes in the fit of dentures

Bleeding Gums Treatment

Treatment for bleeding gums should always be handled by a dentist. Never attempt to self treat bleeding gums or use over the counter medications without the advisement of a dental professional. Depending on your condition, there are a number of treatment options for bleeding gums.

Non Surgical Treatment
Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy almost always precedes surgical treatment. This allows the Periodontist to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and limit the areas requiring surgery.

The first line of treatment for periodontal therapy is an intensive cleaning called scaling, to remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line. The tooth roots may also be planed to smooth root surfaces, allowing gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. Antibacterial rinses and other aids may be recommended to reduce inflammation and cure gingivitis.

Surgical Treatment
In some cases, surgical treatment may be necessary to cure gum disease. Periodontal surgery may include gum grafting, crown exposure, or dental implants. Learn more

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  • You have been such a great support in the care for our mother over these years. I wanted to keep her pain free and you helped us with that. The last miraculous feat was the saving of that front tooth that broke. It made me smile because she hated that her teeth were discolored. She would have LOVED that shiny white tooth!! Thank you for that and, for contributing to alzheimer's research in her name.

    Brenda

  • I always have an outstanding visit and just recently referred two more people who raved about the experience they had! The proper time and attention to detail is always taken on every appointment.

    Lisa C.

  • Nan is awesome, she always makes me comfortable and explains everything clearly, I have and would recommend the office.

    Andrea P.

  • Everything is great and the service is amazing. This is the reason I drive over 1.5 hours each way to receive dental care there.

    Stephen G.

  • I’ve been going to Dr. Vagnozzi since she opened her practice. Everyone is amazing! Dr. Vagnozzi takes her time and really pays attention to detail. I always feel like she is giving me the best advice!

    Phyllis C.

  • I didn’t go to the dentist for a while because I had bad experiences. Then a friend referred me to the Spa Dentistry office. I usually see Dr. Silk. I have a lot of confidence in him and am very comfortable with everyone in the office now. The office is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I had two bridges done that have worked out great! I highly recommend the dental group to anyone because they are very personable and always make me feel comfortable.

    Robert T.

  • Just a little note of thanks for taking the time to deal with my big baby! He is terrified of the dentist and you made it a bit less scary for him. The tender pampering you and your staff offer goes a long way! Thanks a million.

    Kim and Ian

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci Spa Dental Practice since April 2002 and I’m extremely happy. I have dental insurance that I cannot use at the office however, I still choose to go there. The whole staff is superior in their technical abilities, attitude and professionalism. Every procedure I have had done there has exceeded my expectations. Painless dentistry at its finest. I can not use enough adjectives to describe and praise these doctors and professional staff. It’s not the dentistry you remember from your childhood; this is the dental practice of the future.

    Gayle D.

  • I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of my aunt while she and my uncle were in the states from Australia. They were thrilled with her new teeth and told us you were amazing! I know medical/dental care is no where near as good in the U.K. or Australia as it is here, so I am glad if she had to have treatment, it was done by you. Thanks you again; I owe you one, but hope you don’t need any physical therapy anytime soon...

    David, Priscilla and Lynn

  • I want to thank you for going out of your way countless times to correct and fix my two permanent crowns. It is rare to meet a person of your character. I am lucky to have you and your magnificent staff care for me.

    Elizabeth