When gums retreat away from the teeth, it is a sign of oral health problems. The gums are vital for supporting the teeth. Receding gums can impact tooth health, and it is one of the first signs of gum disease. It is important to address gum problems quickly to avoid damage to your teeth and overall health. If you have noticed problems with your gums, including swollen, bleeding or receding gums, treatment is available at First Smile Family Dental in Federal Way, WA.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common cause of receding or irritated gums. If there are tartar, plaque and high levels of bacteria on the teeth, the gum tissue can become irritated and inflamed. The gum tissue can shrink away from the teeth when a bacterial infection is present. Once the gums recede, there are deeper pockets around the teeth and more areas for food debris and bacteria to hide. Excellent home oral hygiene is needed to prevent receding gums, but you also need routine dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque to stop gingivitis and gum disease from progressing.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you need relief for receding, bleeding or swollen gums, come see us at First Smile Family Dental for a cleaning and checkup. Our dental hygienist will check your gums for signs of gum disease and perform a teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. If you are diagnosed with gingivitis or gum disease and you need receding gum treatment, Dr. Nguyen and our hygienist will create a treatment plan to restore healthy gums. Treatment may include more frequent dental cleanings, deep cleanings, medications to stop your gum infection and other procedures to restore your oral health.
Your gum tissue is a vital part of keeping your smile healthy. If you have signs of gum disease like swollen, bleeding or receding gums, treatment is needed to stop the gum infection. Our experienced dental team at First Smile Family Dental offers effective treatment for receding gums, gingivitis and preventive measures to stop periodontal disease in its tracks. Contact our office in Federal Way to schedule your next checkup and cleaning.