Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease. With early intervention, gum disease is easy to treat and manage. Routine visits to the dentist for periodontal screening and professional teeth cleaning can help you intercept problems in the early stage and avoid complicated treatment.
Medford area dentist Dr. Poorva Parnaik offers a range of treatment options for patients in any stage of gum disease.
Treatment for Bleeding Gums
If you have bleeding gums, you should visit a dentist like Dr. Parnaik. Depending on your condition, there are a number of treatment options for bleeding gums:
- Regular & Deep Tooth Cleaning – Prevention is the best way to fight gum disease. You can maintain healthy gums and ward off gum disease with regular visits to the dentist for professional teeth cleaning and examination. Our dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist who will gently and skillfully remove plaque and tartar from between the teeth and around the gum line.Some patients may need a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the deep pockets in the gum.
- Antibiotic Mouth Rinse – We offer an oral infection screening to check for levels of bacteria in biofilm. If high numbers of harmful bacteria are present, Dr. Parnaik may prescribe an antibiotic mouth rinse to control bacteria levels and restore balance to the mouth.
- Periodontal Therapy – Periodontal therapy may include scaling and root planing as well as other procedures to remove infected tissue and bring the gums back to health.
- Laser Dentistry – Dr. Parnaik may use laser dentistry to treat bleeding gums and gum disease.
How to Avoid Bleeding Gums
In some cases, bleeding gums can be caused by being to aggressive when you brush or floss. Use a soft tooth brush and a gentle, circular motion to massage the teeth and gums. Using a back-and-forth motion can irritate gums making them sore and more likely to bleed and/or recede.
You should also be gentle when you floss to avoid bleeding gums. Do not force the floss between your teeth; instead, carefully slide it up and down, following the curve of each tooth.
Another way to avoid bleeding gums is with regular visits to the dentist for a professional tooth cleaning, dental exam and oral infection screening.
Schedule a Periodontal Visit
If you have bleeding gums, contact Medford dentist, Dr. Poorva Parnaik, for a consultation and periodontal screening.
Call us at 609.365.0673 or schedule an appointment online.