In short, no. Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. Commonly, gum disease is caused by bacteria from a plaque that builds up above and below the gumline. Brushing and flossing can help remove plaque from the teeth. However, when plaque is not removed properly, it can harden into tartar; tartar can only be removed by a highly trained dental professional.
Regularly visiting the dentist can help patients minimize their risk of developing gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, patients may experience complex symptoms like halitosis, receding gums, shifting teeth, and even tooth loss. Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Taking preventive measures and regularly visiting the dentist can help keep your gums and oral health on the right track.
At Smile Viera in Viera, Fl, Dr. Domonic Roppa, Dr. Kara Marshall Roppa, Dr. Aimee Bachman offer personalized solutions for patients dealing with complex dental concerns. If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you may want to schedule an appointment with our Viera dental office. Our team of dentists can carefully examine your teeth and gums to determine if you have developed gum disease; if so, we can create a customized solution to address your dental needs.
Treating Bleeding Gums
During your visit, your Viera dentist will examine your teeth and gums to check for any signs of gum disease. Your Viera dentist will also review your risk factors for gum disease and discuss any ways to reduce your risk factors. If needed, we will also take x-rays to determine if you have experienced any bone loss.
Your treatment plan will depend on the stage of gum disease, and whether or not you have sustained tooth, bone, or gum damage. Your Viera dentist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your needs. If you are exhibiting any signs of gum disease, please be sure to let us know during your visit to Smile Viera.
Possible Treatment Options For Gum Disease:
- Scaling and root planing
- Additional dental visits or anti-bacterial at home products
- Laser dentistry: Smile Viera offers comfortable laser dentistry treatment for a wide range of periodontal issues. Laser dentistry can be used to treat diseased tissue with less bleeding, pain, and downtime.
To schedule a consultaion, call (321) 614-3833 or schedule an appointment online.