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Treatment for Bleeding Gums

If you are seeing pink in the sink when you brush your teeth, don't ignore it. Bleeding gums can be your first warning sign that your gum health is in jeopardy. While gum disease is easily treatable with general dentistry in its early stages, advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss as well as put your overall health at risk. Cardinal Dental offers proven therapies to restore your gum health. Your gums are the foundation of your smile; therefore, we always take the time to educate patients on how to care for their gums and detect worrisome symptoms.

If your bleeding gums are accompanied by any of the following symptoms, you may need treatment for gingivitis, or early gum disease:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession

Symptoms and Causes of Receding Gums

While receding gums can be caused by the aging process or brushing too hard, they can also be an indication of gum disease. If you have receding gums, you may notice that your teeth look longer than usual and they are more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. This is due to the fact that your tooth root is more exposed. If gum disease is the culprit to your receding gums, turn to Dr. Blalock for effective treatment. Our office offers a full menu of therapies, ranging from deep cleanings to laser treatments. We will work hard to reverse the effects of disease within your oral tissues so that you can regain a comfortable, healthy and confident smile.

For more insight on how we treat bleeding and receding gums at Cardinal Dental, please contact our St. Peters office today. When it comes to diagnosing and treating gum problems, time is of the essence.