What Do I Do About Bleeding Gums?

Are you experiencing bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums can sometimes be an indication of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums, which can lead to complex dental issues if not properly treated. If you are experiencing bleeding gums, we recommend that you visit Advanced Total Dental Care in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. David Rever is an experienced dentist in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Rever offers a wide range of solutions for mild to moderate dental concerns, including gum disease. During your visit, Dr. Rever will perform a comprehensive exam to check for signs of gum disease. With the results of the comprehensive exam, Dr. Rever will be able to create a treatment plan based on your needs.

Treating Bleeding Gums in Silver Spring, MD

If you are experiencing signs of gum disease like halitosis, bleeding gums, gum irritation, swollen gums, or receding gums, you should schedule an appointment. Dr. Rever has over 30 years of experiencing diagnosing and treating patients with mild to advanced cases of gum disease with periodontal therapy. Dr. Rever will evaluate your teeth and gums and determine which solutions will eliminate the infection and restore health back to your smile.

  • Antibacterial rinses: Antibacterial rinses can be used to treat early stage of gum disease (gingivitis). Patients may need to repeat this treatment multiple times to see results.
  • Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing removes tartar and plaque that accumulates above and below the gum line.
  • Laser dentistry: Laser dentistry can be used to address damaged gum tissue. Laser dentistry allows for minimal recovery time and less bleeding and swelling after treatment. Laser dentistry also helps stimulate natural healing in the gums.
  • Oral surgery: Oral surgery may be necessary for patients with advanced cases of gum disease. Oral surgery may help restore damaged teeth and gums.

If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, it is important that you schedule an appointment at Advanced Total Dental Care. Dr. Rever can work with you to find the right treatment for your dental needs. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Total Dental Care in Silver Spring, MD.