Receding Gum Treatment in Montvale
Receding gums are typically the result of a combination of habits. Brushing and flossing can actually cause receding gums if you are not treating your teeth with enough tender loving care. It is important to brush the teeth rather than using an aggressive scrubbing motion. If the bristles of your toothbrush are too hard, brushing can result in receding gums.
On the other end of the scale, there is poor oral hygiene. If you do not properly brush and floss each day, gum disease (periodontal disease) may occur. Infected gums may begin to recede, exposing the roots of the teeth to further infection. Some people may also suffer from receding gums due to genes if one or both parents have receding gums.
General dentistry treatment involves first going through a comprehensive exam at our Bear Brook Dental Care offices. It is important to establish the cause of receding gums before beginning treatment. Without eliminating the cause, treatment will only provide temporary relief from receding gums. We will also discuss your lifestyle, habits and diet with you to determine changes you can make to reverse the recession of your gums.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
Bleeding or swollen gums can become painful and should not be ignored. In most cases, bleeding or swollen gums are signs of gum disease. It is important to understand that gum disease is a progressive condition if you do not seek treatment. The progression of gum disease can lead to serious oral health problems, including the potential loss of healthy teeth. Early treatment is also much more effective in reversing gum disease and providing relief.
If you are suffering from bleeding or swollen gums, contact Bear Brook Dental Care to set up a comprehensive exam. We can provide both treatment and education on how to properly care for teeth and gums.