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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.


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  • Susan C.

    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Nguyen! She was kind, compassionate, and exactly what I need in a dentist! She made me feel comfortable right away and genuinely cared about me as a person, AND the health of my teeth!

  • Terry H.

    From the time my husband and I walked in the door to walking out it was absolutely amazing!! The care from the receptionist to the technician to the dentist was without a doubt the most professional caring understanding staff. I am not one who enjoys the dentist but they made it so that I was very relaxed and look forward to going again.

  • Kyle G.

    Top of the line customer service from the front desk to the dental chair. Really happy with not only the doctor, but her assistant and everyone that worked there. The cleaning was expertly done, all photos and decisions were thoughtfully explained and I learned new things about my teeth that I did not know before.

  • Teo T.

    AMAZING! The best dentist I have ever been to! I felt well taken care of. I was greeted right when I walked in. The Center is very clean. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very nice and they pay attention to detail to make sure you get the best dental care! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs dental care to come to this place for excellent service.

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