If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you may have developed gum disease. Virginia Beach, VA dentist Dr. Brent Moses offers a range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry service to help patients achieve a healthier smile. If patients have developed gum disease, Dr. Moses may use a combination of dentistry services to restore health and function back into the smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Bayside Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry; contact our Virginia Beach, VA dentist office online.
WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?
Gum disease can occur when patients aren’t practicing proper oral hygiene. Gum disease affects the gums and the structures surrounding the teeth. Bacteria can form in deep pockets surrounding the gum line, which can result in a more advanced dental problem.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE?
The signs and symptoms of gum disease may vary from patient to patient. If you are noticing any changes in your oral health, it is best to contact our Virginia Beach, VA dentist office. Dr. Moses can examine your smile and determine if you have developed gum disease.
- Swollen gums
- Abscessed teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Sensitive teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR GUM DISEASE?
The treatment for gum disease varies on the severity of your particular case. Dr. Moses will carefully examine your smile and determine which therapy best suits your dental needs.
Treatment options may include:
- Routine Dental Cleaning: In the earliest stages of gum disease, a professional dental cleaning may reverse the effects of gingivitis. Our dental cleanings are performed by one of our highly skilled dental hygienists. Dental cleanings can help remove plaque and tartar buildup that has formed on the teeth.
- Scaling & Root Planing: During this treatment, we will remove plaque and tartar located in deep pockets surrounding the gum line and correct the surface of tooth roots.
- Periodontal Therapy: This kind of treatment is ideal for patients with periodontitis, an advanced stage of gum disease. We may perform periodontal therapy and gum surgery in our Virginia Beach dental office or refer you to a specialist for treatment.
HOW TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE?
Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine can minimize the chance of developing gum disease. Make sure you are properly brushing and flossing the teeth throughout the day to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. Also, visiting Bayside Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry twice a year for a routine preventive care visit, allows Dr. Moses to thoroughly examine the teeth and catch any early signs of gum disease.