Do you have gums that bleed during regular oral hygiene such as tooth brushing or flossing?
Although there is a range of reasons for bleeding gums, this is often an early warning sign of periodontal disease. Dr. Desbordes takes a thorough approach to your dental health and screens for gum disease during all routine dental visits. Our Windsor Mill dentist office offers treatment for common signs and symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding gums. Treating gum disease early and effectively is important for the maintenance of your long-term oral health. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to more complex dental problems and even tooth loss.
Treating Bleeding Gums
Dr. Desbordes will thoroughly evaluate your periodontal health in order to provide personalized treatment recommendations and care that will address your specific concerns and offer lasting results. Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of maintaining a stable smile and healthy teeth. The gums support the teeth and also serve as a barrier for keeping harmful bacteria in the mouth from entering the bloodstream. Dr. Desbordes will determine the stage and severity of your gum disease as well as discuss any lifestyle habits that can contribute to chronic concerns, helping you to better understand your dental health and how best to maintain it between visits.
We offer periodontal therapy that is tailored to your unique concerns with the goal of both restoring and maintaining gum health. Treatment options can include:
- Antibacterial rinses: for mild gingivitis or chronic gum disease, the use of an antibacterial rinse as part of your daily oral hygiene routine may be recommended.
- Scaling and root planing: when disease has progressed and there are obvious signs of plaque or damage along the gum line, this intensive cleaning will remove built up tartar and plaque to enable gum tissue to heal.
- Oral surgery or specialist care: for advanced cases of periodontitis where gum tissue is compromised and damaged, Dr. Desbordes may refer you to a local oral surgeon or specialist to restore gum health and address damaged tissue.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have concerns about the health of your gums or are looking for a local Baltimore area dentist, contact our family dentist office in Windsor Mill. We welcome new patients and offer experienced, comprehensive dental care for your concerns and goals when it comes to your smile. Contact us at (410) 803-6815 or request an appointment online.