Gum Disease/Gingivitis Treatment

If you live in The Woodlands and suffer from gingivitis or gum disease, you can restore your oral health. Our team at Northampton Dental offers effective gum disease and gingivitis treatment to give you relief from bleeding, swollen or receding gums. Your gums are a vital component of your oral and overall health. Begin treatments right away to protect your smile and reduce your risk for health complications associated with gum disease.

Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal, or gum, disease. This is an infection of the gum tissue, caused by bacteria that hide in plaque and tartar on your teeth. Daily oral hygiene like brushing and flossing can help prevent gingivitis, especially when coupled with professional dental cleanings twice a year. However, lifestyle choices like tobacco use and other factors can perpetuate gingivitis, making it harder to prevent through oral hygiene alone.

Relief from Bleeding, Receding and Swollen Gums

When tartar accumulates on the teeth, it gives the bacteria that cause gingivitis a place to breed and hide. The gums become infected from the bacteria, causing them to become red and inflamed. The hard tartar can irritate the swollen gums, causing them to recede away from the teeth. If you have gingivitis, your gums may bleed when you brush, feel tender and noticeably recede.

To treat gingivitis and other levels of gum disease, our dentist and hygienist work together to form a treatment plan. Depending on the stage of gum disease, there are different treatment options. All gum disease treatments will include deeper cleanings of the teeth to remove tartar that will usually be done with more frequency. More advanced gum disease may need root scaling and planing, going below the gum line to remove tartar. However, in many cases, gum disease can be reversed and oral health restored with ongoing dental care.

Restore the health of your smile. Northampton Dental offers effective gingivitis treatment for our patients coming from The Woodlands and throughout the north Houston area. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.