Have Bleeding Gums?
Having bleeding gums while you brush or floss needs to be checked for Periodontal disease. It is quite common to overlook bleeding and swollen gums and many consider it healthy. They are the early signs of infection on your gums. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other structures of the teeth and eventually leads to teeth loss. Periodontal disease refers to the infection in the area surrounding the teeth, which includes the periodontal ligament, gums, and alveolar bone. At Mai Dental Specialists, we have Periodontists, who can provide gum disease treatment in San Jose.
Gingivitis – Early Stage of Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis is the early stage of Periodontal disease where the gums are infected. It is characterized by inflammation and redness of the gums and is also accompanied by bleeding gums while brushing or flossing. Gingivitis can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Acute Gingivitis is associated with microorganisms, specific infections or trauma. Chronic inflammation is associated with a bacterial biofilm that covers the gums and teeth. With active oral hygiene practice, Gingivitis can be reversed. Getting into a proper mouth-cleaning routine twice daily can help to avoid Gingivitis. Routine dental check-ups also help to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Gum Disease Therapy
The most significant step in treating Gingivitis is to take careful notice of any bleeding gums while you brush or floss. Also, check if your gums are swollen or red. If these symptoms occur, you should visit your dentist at the earliest for periodontal disease treatment. If your teeth are surrounded by pockets of germs, then deep cleaning will be suggested by our dentist. If left untreated, Gingivitis can lead to Periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of gum disease.
Gum infection treatment may include:
- Antibiotics as a pill or injection to treat the infected gums.
- Root planing and scaling treatment which involves deep cleansing between your gums and teeth till your roots.
- Gingivectomy involves removal of infected gum tissue
- Flap surgery involves grafting of bone or tissues
If you are looking for Periodontal treatment in San Jose, Kindly do visit our dental office!