Receding Gum Treatment
Your gums support and protect the roots of your teeth. When the gums are unhealthy, it can lead to tooth loss and other oral health problems. If your gums are swollen, red or receding away from your teeth, these are signs of unhealthy gum tissue. Protect your smile by seeking dental care to preserve gum and tooth health. Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove offers receding gum treatment to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
The gum tissue surrounds the roots of the teeth and provides protection and support. When bacteria accumulate on the teeth in plaque and tartar, gum infections can occur. Tartar on the teeth can irritate the gum tissue, causing it to recede away from the teeth. As the bacteria attack the gums, the tissue can become inflamed, causing it to appear swollen and red, bleeding easily when you brush your teeth or eat crunchy foods. To restore gum health, you need to stop the infection and remove the tartar from your teeth.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
The good news is that receding, swollen gums can be treated, and healthy gum tissue can be restored. When gums are bleeding or receding, it is a sign of gingivitis, or early stages of periodontal disease. Our dental team can perform a thorough cleaning to remove tartar, even below the gum line. We also can prescribe special mouthwash to help fight the bacteria and stop the infection. With ongoing oral hygiene and dental cleanings, you can get relief from swollen, receding gums.
Keep your smile healthy by protecting your gums. Schedule your next dental exam and cleaning to evaluate the health of your gums. We offer treatment for receding or infected gums to protect your oral health.