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Receding Gum Treatment

The gum tissue nourishes and supports the roots of the teeth. When gum tissue recedes away from the teeth, it can allow bacteria to flourish in the gaps between the teeth and gums. Receding, bleeding or swollen gums can be signs of gingivitis or gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and health problems. Envision Dental offers receding gum treatment to protect your teeth and overall health at our dental center in Marietta, GA.

Receding gums are usually caused by the early stages of gum disease. Tartar and plaque on the teeth are caused by bacteria in the mouth that can irritate the gums. The gum tissue becomes inflamed and swollen, which can cause bleeding when brushing your teeth. As a protective response, the gum tissue shrinks away from the teeth, which can create more places for the bacteria to hide, exposing the roots of the teeth. Receding gums may be tender and can affect the appearance of your smile, as well as your oral health.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, you should seek dental treatment. Our dental team will start with a dental cleaning and periodontal exam. Removing tartar and plaque from your teeth is the first step. Our dental hygienist or dentist can measure the gaps around the teeth to determine the extent of gum infection. For mild cases of gingivitis or gum disease, routine dental cleanings and home oral care may be enough to restore healthy gums. For more pronounced periodontal disease, more advanced gum disease treatments may be needed.

Receding gums are the beginning signs of periodontal disease and need treatment to protect your teeth and oral health. To schedule a dental cleaning and checkup, contact our team at Envision Dental. We offer effective receding gum treatment to help protect the health and beauty of your smile.