Do your gums frequently bleed when brushing and flossing your teeth? Bleeding gums are a common symptom of gum disease, also reffered to as periodontitis. In the early stages of gum disease, gums may feel swollen, appear bright red, or bleed. As the disease progresses, it is punctuated by symptoms like loose teeth or receding gums. Dr. Brock Hyder and the professional dental team at Payette Dental are dedicated to treating and preventing problems such as gum disease. They collaborate with patients to discover solutions that align with their particular needs. Make sure you visit the dentist regularly to catch infection early on and prevent symptoms from increasing in severity.
Common Signs of Periodontitis
There are multiple symptoms of gum disease to be aware of, including:
- Swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
- Tooth loss
There are also several risk factors for developing gum disease:
- Tobacco use
- Improper oral hygiene
- Taking certain medications (often those for blood pressure)
If you have noticed that you are developing symptoms of periodontitis or have any of the risk factors associated with the disease, call (208) 243-9807. Our dental staff will be happy to schedule an appointment for you. The Payette Dental team enjoys helping patients get their happy and healthy smile back.
Treating Gum Disease
Scaling and root planing are effective treatment methods that are often used in conjunction to clean out decay. For the scaling procedure, Dr. Hyder will remove plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. Root planing is a method that smooths tooth roots to allow the gums to reattach to teeth. These procedures provide a deep clean. Antibacterial rinses are a good choice for patients who are in the early stages of gum disease. However, patients with severe cases may need restorative solutions to replace badly decayed or lost teeth.
Contact Our Office Today
Do you want to live life infection-free? Call Payette Dental for comprehensive dental care options at (208) 243-9807. You can also schedule a consultation with our team on our website. If you have any questions about your treatment options, our staff will be happy to answer them.