Unlike most other areas of your body, the mouth is not prone to healing itself aside from a small scratch or occasional irritation. If you have any signs of receding gums, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Receding gums may be a common occurrence for many dental patients, but it’s a common sign of an unhealthy mouth. As part of our family dentistry treatments at Dame Street Dental, we provide receding gum treatment that can help reverse the recession that has already occurred and prevent further progression of this issue.
Receding gums leave your entire mouth vulnerable to decay and serious infection. The gum tissues are necessary for protecting the roots of the teeth and holding the teeth securely in place. Every individual tooth is a living feature within the mouth, and if damage affects the roots of the tooth, it can die. One of the most common symptoms of receding gums is having tooth sensitivity. When the roots are even slightly exposed, hot/cold temperatures and sweet or sour foods can cause jolts of pain or discomfort to the tooth. Receding gums also leave the exposed roots susceptible to infection. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common causes of receding gums. When the gums are infected due to bacterial plaque, the bacteria will eventually begin attacking the teeth. Dame Street Dental provides appropriate intervention to restore your smile.
Healthy gum tissue is firm, light pink in color and not overly sensitive. Bleeding or swollen gums are a sign that your mouth is unhealthy and needs attention. Gum disease, periodontal disease and receding gums are conditions that often cause bleeding or swollen gums. It is imperative to understand that these conditions will not go away on their own. Dame Street Dental offers relief for bleeding or swollen gums so that your smile is protected.
While tender, swollen and bleeding gums are often very sensitive, the good news is that they are able to be treated and reversed. This is when intervention needs to be started sooner rather than later. Thorough cleanings provide the opportunity to remove damaging tartar buildup, and we will treat any infection or gum condition that is irritating your mouth. With continued care at home, your smile can be saved and protected for years to come. Contact Dame Street Dental today to schedule a consultation regarding your gum health.