If you notice that your gums bleed after you brush and floss, you may have gingivitis. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is a condition caused by a buildup of bacteria that irritates the gums. Other common signs of gingivitis often include red and swollen gums as well as gum sensitivity.
Dr. Adam Carraway treats bleeding gums in his Greer, SC office. He can reverse signs of gingivitis and prevent the development of periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease can be treated, but it is not as easy to reverse as gum inflammation or bleeding. Call Dr. Carraway if you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums. He will help treat your symptoms and renew your gum and tooth health. Treating gum inflammation is the first step in preventing further oral health problems like gum infection from occurring.
How to Reverse Early Signs of Gum Disease
Contact Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry if you have noticed signs of gum inflammation. At routine appointments, we can help reverse the effects of gingivitis with preventative care. Regular professional dental cleanings keep bacteria at bay. Our dental hygienists can also provide patients with antibacterial rinses at regular appointments. These rinses decrease the number of bacteria in the mouth and prevent infection.
Scaling and root planing are also treatments used in tandem to reverse gum inflammation. For scaling and root planing, we use specialized dental tools that are able to reach between the teeth and underneath the gums. During scaling treatment, we remove plaque from around the gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can cause irritation. Root planing smooths rough tooth roots and helps them attach to the gums.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss your teeth and gums? Are your gums sensitive and easily irritated? Treat gum bleeding and inflammation today. Contact Dr. Carraway’s office at 864.383.9711 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Carraway on our website. Please let Dr. Carraway know if you have questions about your current oral health concerns. He will help you get the answers you need at your next dental consultation.