Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that may compromise the integrity of your bone structure and soft tissue.
Bleeding gums is often one of the first indications of gum disease. Even patients with seemingly healthy smiles can develop gum disease. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar are not properly removed from the teeth. When plaque and tartar reach the gum line, it can lead to an infection of the gums. Plaque and tartar can only be removed by a highly trained dental professional.
At East Market Dental, Dr. Deepti Sareen offers a full range of preventive and periodontal therapy service to identify and treat various stages of gum disease. Dr. Sareen recommends that patients visit East Market Dental at least twice a year for preventive dental care visits. During preventive dental care visits, patients will receive a comprehensive exam, routine screening for complex dental problems, and professional teeth cleaning. Regular visits to a trusted dentist may minimize your chance of developing gum disease or allow for an early diagnosis, which vastly increases your chance of receiving a non-invasive treatment.
Treating Bleeding Gums
Gum disease is usually referred to as a “silent disease.” Some patients exhibit symptoms of gum disease, while other patients don’t. Regular visits to the dentist allow patients to receive an early diagnosis and determine if they have developed gum disease. Patients with gum disease may experience bad breath (halitosis), bleeding gums, receding gums, swollen gums, shifting teeth, and red gums. In advanced stages of gum disease, the gums begin pulling away from the teeth causing the teeth to shift, and may eventually lead to tooth loss.
Treating gum disease in the earliest stages can prevent further damage to the teeth, gums, and bone structure. After a full comprehensive exam, Dr. Sareen will determine which periodontal therapy service works best for you. The type and duration of treatment will depend on the condition of your oral health and the severity of the infection. Dr. Sareen may suggest one or more of these periodontal therapy services.
- Antibacterial rinse
- Scaling and root planing
- Laser Dentistry
- Gum surgery
Dr. Sareen is a highly trained dentist in Fairfax, VA. She will work with you to determine the best solution for your oral health.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to learn more about gum disease prevention or gum disease treatment, please visit East Market Dental in Fairfax, VA. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 291-0198 or schedule an appointment online.