Gum Disease/Gingivitis Treatment
Protecting your gums from infection and disease is important to your oral and overall health. If you live in Spring, TX, and have bleeding, swollen or receding gums, you may be suffering from gingivitis or gum disease. Our team at Northampton Dental is here to help you restore your gum and oral health. We offer effective treatments for gingivitis and later stages of periodontal disease.
Gum disease is a serious infection caused by bacteria that can flourish in your mouth. Most bacteria are removed through brushing and flossing, but some can hide in the nooks and crannies in your teeth. They create the sticky plaque that adheres to your teeth, which can turn into tartar when it hardens. The bacteria that cause gum disease thrive in tartar, which can only safely be removed through dental cleanings. If left to progress, the bacteria can attack the gum tissue, causing an infection. The tartar irritates the gums, making them swell, turn red, bleed and recede from the teeth.
Relief from Bleeding, Receding and Swollen Gums
Periodontal, or gum, disease has several stages. The first is gingivitis. The symptoms include tender, swollen gums that may bleed when you brush. As the disease progresses, the gums recede farther and farther from the roots of your teeth, creating pockets that can host more bacteria.
Treatment includes deep cleanings to remove tartar from the teeth and medications to help stop the infection. When caught in the early stages, gum disease can be reversed and oral health can be restored. Dr. Kamaya, along with our hygienist, will treat the gingivitis and give you relief from the symptoms of gum disease.
Do not let gingivitis or gum disease jeopardize your oral health. If you live in Spring, exceptional gum disease treatment is close by at our office in Tomball. Let us take care of your smile while you relax in our comfortable office with many perks you will enjoy. Contact Northampton Dental today to schedule your next checkup and cleaning.