Do not ignore your bleeding gums! If you are experiencing frequent bleeding gums, they may be trying to send you a message. One of the most common causes of bleeding gums is gum disease, a complex oral health condition. Buford, GA dentist Dr. Alla Brown can help determine the cause of your bleeding gums for conservative treatment.
Gum disease is a common dental concern. Often coined “the silent disease” many patients are unaware they have it. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums due to a bacterial infection. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss and even bone loss. Recent studies are even showing that long-term periodontal disease is tied to serious systemic health concerns.
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and increased risk of heart attack and stroke have all been linked to untreated gum disease.
If you have bleeding gums, it is highly advisable to seek care from a dentist. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers treatment for the prevention and early stages of gum disease. Preventive dental care is essential in avoid the long-term and complex health problems associated with gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment Options
- Dental Cleaning: Preventive dental care is the best way to avoid the development of gum disease. Visiting the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings are a great way to protect your gums from gum disease.
- Scaling & Root Planing: If you have already developed gum disease, scaling, and root planing can help reduce bacteria causing plaque. Dr. Brown will take the plaque and tartar out of the deep pockets of the gum and smooth out your roots. This will help to remove the bacterial infection and avoid further damage to your teeth.
- Periodontal Therapy: In some cases, gum surgery is necessary to treat the bacterial infection. In more advanced cases of periodontal disease, Dr. Brown may work with a periodontist specialist in order to provide you with optimal oral health.
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We welcome to new and existing patients to our Buford dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers complete dentistry for our patient’s optimal oral health. Our dentist office focuses on our patient’s needs and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at our Buford dentist office.