Most people will have bleeding gums at some point in their life. Persistent bleeding gums, however, can be one of the early signs of gum disease. Nyack dentist Dr. Jacob Wallach provides comprehensive periodontal therapy for bleeding gums, gingivitis and gum disease.
Even though gum disease is one of the easiest dental problems to avoid, more than 75% of American are affected by some form the disease. Routine dental visits for screening and professional teeth cleaning can help you intercept problems in the early stage and avoid complicated treatment.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, characterized as an inflammation of the gums. Classic signs of these conditions include:
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
Treatment for Bleeding Gums
If you have bleeding gums, it is important to seek professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Wallach to learn about your condition, treatment options and at-home care recommendations.
If your bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, Dr. Wallach will recommend a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The dentist may suggest that you make more frequent visits to monitor the health of your gums and be sure that optimal health is restored.
If your gum disease is more advanced, Dr. Wallach will provide more intensive cleaning of the deep pockets of the gums to remove bacteria and build up. Dr. Wallach has incorporated laser dentistry into his Nyack dental office to offer faster, safer and more comfortable treatment for bleeding gums and gum disease.