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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

why do my gums bleed pennington nj Why do my gums bleed?

Bleeding gums may be a result of aggressive brushing or flossing. However, more commonly, bleeding gums is an indication of periodontal disease (gum disease).

Family dentist, Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci offers a full range of periodontal therapy and advanced treatment for gum disease in our Pennigton, NJ dental office. We also have a highly trained periodontist on staff. Dr. David Heering can work with you to treat bleeding gums, early-stage gum disease, and advanced cases of gum disease. Dr. Heering can create a treatment plan based on your dental needs.

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, schedule a visit to Family & Spa Dentistry in Pennington, NJ.

Why Your Gums Bleed

Bleeding gums may be a result of hard brushing, flossing, or using a firm toothbrush. Whatever the case, it is important to schedule an appointment with a trusted dentist to rule out gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive infection of the gums that can compromise the overall health of your smile.  Gum disease can lead to inflammation and irritation in the gum tissue. When left untreated, gum disease may lead to tooth loss.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums or red, swollen or sore gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Shifting teeth
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Changes in the fit of dentures

Treating Bleeding Gums

After a thorough examination of the teeth and gums, your Pennington dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment. Your treatment is based on the stage and severity of gums disease and the extent of damage to the teeth and gums. Your overall treatment plan may include several different types of procedure to eliminate the infection and restore balance to your smile.

Possible solutions for treating gum disease

  • Scaling and root planing- Scaling and root planing effectively cleans plaque and tartar build-up from beneath the gum line. Depending on your specific case, this treatment may need to be repeated several times.
  • Antibacterial Rinse- Antibacterial rises may be used to treat gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Antibacterial rinses can help reduce inflammation and aid in curing gingivitis.
  • Surgery- in advanced cases of gum disease, surgery may need to be performed to restore health to the teeth and gums.  Surgery may result in gum grafting, crown exposure, and dental implants.
  • Restorative dentistry- If the teeth have been damaged as a result of gum disease, we may recommend restorative dentistry to improve your smile. We offer a full range of restorative dentistry services, including dental implants, dental crowns, and dental bridges.

Schedule An Appointment

At Family & Spa Dentistry in Pennington, NJ, we strive to help patients improve their smile through personalized, advanced dental care. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. To schedule an appointment, call (609) 303-3058 or schedule an appointment.