Receding Gum Treatment
Have you noticed that you have more of your teeth showing due to receding gums? You may have infected gum tissue or the beginning stages of gum disease. Bleeding, swollen or receding gums are signs of gingivitis which can progress into serious levels of periodontal disease. At Clover Smile Studio, we offer preventive dental treatment to stop gum disease and treat receding gums.
Gum tissue recedes from the teeth due to infection and irritation. Usually, this is caused by plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth which contain harmful bacteria. If left unabated, gums continue to recede and deteriorate. It can lead to exposed tooth roots and limited support for the teeth. Eventually, bone loss in the jaw bone can also occur, causing tooth loss. Treatment includes deep cleanings to remove tartar and medications to stop gum tissue infection, stopping the disease from impacting your oral and overall health.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you notice blood in your spittle after brushing or your gums are swollen and tender, you should seek treatment. These are signs of gingivitis, a reversible stage of gum infection. Our dental team can recommend a treatment plan to restore gum health through home oral care, professional dental cleanings, medications and other treatments. In most cases, early symptoms of gum disease can be treated effectively, restoring your gum and tooth health.
Gum health is a vital component of protecting your teeth from loss and helping reduce your risk for serious health problems. Regular cleanings and checkups can identify gum disease in the earliest stages, allowing you to get the treatment needed. Contact our office in Austin today to schedule a checkup if you have any signs of receding gums, or if it has been more than six months since your last dental cleaning appointment.