Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss your teeth? Are your gums sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages? You may have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. The dental team at Perfect Smiles offers periodontal disease treatment to patients in Doylestown, PA. Our dentists can help reverse symptoms of gum disease and restore the smile with customized dental care. Here we will review the common signs and treatments for gum inflammation and infection. Periodontal disease treatments are a part of the restorative dentistry services we offer to the public.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Patients with gum inflammation or gum disease may encounter these problems:
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Red or purple gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Receding gums
Please call Perfect Smiles if you have noticed any of the symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis. We will help find the right treatment for your needs. Gingivitis is easily reversible, but it may take time to reverse the symptoms of gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment
To help remove the harmful bacteria that cause gum inflammation and disease, our dental office can provide:
Scaling and Root Planing
Our dental hygienists can provide scaling and root planing services at routine appointments. They use dental tools to provide a deep clean to the gums and tooth roots. During scaling treatment, we remove plaque and tartar from the gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar. Root planing treatment smooths down the tooth roots by removing calculus, or bacteria buildup. Scaling and root planing can prevent gum recession and keep the tooth roots in place.
During antibiotic therapy, we will apply an antibiotic to the gum tissue, sometimes in deep pockets left by gum recession. The antibiotic dissolves slowly and even distributes the medication to the area. Antibiotic therapy may be used in conjunction with scaling and root planing treatment.
Contact Our Dental Office For Care Today
Do you want to improve your gum health? Schedule a dental consultation with our dentists on our website. You may also call our office at 215-529-8048. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.