If you notice your gums bleeding during regular brushing and flossing or while you eat, it may be a sign of periodontal disease. If this is the case for you, we encourage you to make an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. When diagnosed and treated early, gum disease can be easily managed to prevent further infection and help you regain your oral health. Call Gillette Dental PC at 307-682-3353 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Daniel Morrison and learn more about periodontal treatments in Gillette, Wyoming.
Bleeding gums are one of the most commons signs of gum disease. They are typically an early indication that there is a problem, and we encourage you to take the health of your gums seriously if they begin bleeding.
If Dr. Morrison evaluates your mouth and determines that you do have gum disease, he will create a treatment plan to fight the disease, stop the bleeding of your gums and improve your oral health. The treatments our dentist may recommend include:
- Routine dental cleaning — The best way to treat and prevent gum disease is through regular dental visits and routine preventive care. These cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist who gently removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This works to help prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria in your mouth.
- Scaling and root planing — This treatment is an intensive cleaning procedure and involves removing plaque and tartar from deep pockets of the gums and smoothing the surface of your tooth roots. By thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums, we can kick-start the healing process and prevent gum disease from advancing.
- Laser dentistry — In some cases, a dental laser may be used to treat gum disease by removing infected tissue. Laser dentistry is safe, comfortable and hygienic, working to minimize bleeding and swelling, speed up your healing process, and eliminate the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
- Periodontal therapy — Periodontal therapy includes a wide range of treatments, including those listed above as well as gum surgery. Our dentist may recommend a combination of treatments to meet your needs, and we may also work with a trusted periodontal specialist to provide your care.
If you have any questions about bleeding gums or would like to make an appointment with our experienced dentist, call our office today!