Gum disease is one of the main causes of bleeding gums. This oral health concern is extremely common. The American Dental Association estimates that nearly 75% of American adults will suffer from some form of gum disease in their life. Medford, NJ Dental Creations dental office uses advanced dental technology to diagnose and treat periodontal disease.
Cause & Effect of Gum Disease
Your brushing and flossing technique may cause bleeding gums. However, bleeding gums are not a sign of good brushing. If you are brushing and flossing well your gums should not bleed. Your gums may also bleed after brushing and flossing if your gums are unhealthy. Bleeding gums may be a side effect of certain medical treatments, pregnancy, or other significant hormonal shifts. Smoking, diet and even genetics can may make you’re more susceptible to bleeding gums and the development of gum disease.
Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration. When untreated, gum disease can make more advanced restorative dental procedures necessary to restore your oral health. Periodontal disease affects not only your oral health, but your general health. It has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and premature birth weight in babies born to mothers with the condition.
Gum Disease Screening Medford
Dr. Poorva Parnaik encourages early diagnosis of gum disease. Early diagnosis can help you avoid more extensive and advanced restorative dental procedures. Periodontal screenings takes place in the comfort of Dental Creations’ Medford dentist office. Dr. Parnaik will perform an oral exam to look for the sites of bleeding in your gums and measure periodontal pockets. An oral infection screening will measure the levels of bacteria in your mouth. This comprehensive look at your oral health will help Dr. Parnaik to create an accurate and conservative treatment plan.
Gingivitis Treatment Medford, NJ
Regular Professional Tooth Cleanings – Regular brushing, flossing and preventive dental care are your best defenses against gum disease. Frequent visits to our Medford dentist office can help detect signs of gum disease early, and keep your teeth and gums free of excess bacteria. Our highly trained dental hygienist will skillfully and thoroughly clean your teeth of debris and bacteria.
Prescription Strength MouthWash – If the results of your oral screening show high levels of certain types of bacteria associated with gingivitis, Dr. Parnaik may suggest a prescription strength mouth rinse. Proper use of the prescription mouth rinse can help to restore balance of your oral bacteria.
Periodontal Treatment Medford, NJ
Periodontal Therapy – At Dental Creations, Dr. Parnaik offers cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that can help restore the function and beauty of your smile. Each patient that comes to our Medford dentist office presents unique oral health needs and goals. Dr. Parnaik will work with you to build an individualized periodontal therapy treatment plan.
Laser Dentistry – Dr. Parnaik utilizes the latest in dental technology. With the use of laser dentistry to treat gum disease, Dr. Parnaik is able to avoid drills and other invasive tools. WaterLase targets specific tissue without direct contact. The downtime is minimal and the procedures are more effective.
Request A Teeth Cleaning
Practice good oral hygiene. If you are experiencing frequent gum bleeding or redness and swelling in your gums schedule an oral exam and dental cleaning with Dr. Parnaik.