Do you have bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have periodontal disease (pyrea).
Healthy gums are pink in color, stippled texture like an orange peel, firm to the touch, flat in appearance and do not bleed when brushing or flossing.
In contrast, gums that are inflamed and showing the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- red in color
- spongy and swollen in appearance
- smooth and glossy texture
- gums that hurt
- bleed when touched or when teeth are brushed
Wondering how bleeding gums are treated?
Dr Ramya Joshua, Naperville dentist, can help. Your dental appointment with Dr Joshua will begin with a comprehensive dental examination and dental x-rays.
With this information, she will be able to give you a complete picture of the health of your mouth.
Depending on the severity of the inflammation in your mouth, she will begin with a deep cleaning which may take more than one appointment. During the deep scaling, she will remove the plaque and calculus (tartar) on your teeth above and below the gum tissue.
Dr. Joshua may recommend that you use a therapeutic mouth rinse, brushing and flossing daily and scheduling your follow up cleaning appointments at 3 - 4 month intervals to maintain your health.
If these treatments are not able to resolve the issue, she may refer you to a dental specialist for a consultation.
Call Dr Joshua and Diehl Family Dental at (630) 536-8691 to get help with your bleeding gums.
If you have dental insurance, this treatment is usually a covered service. If you do not have dental insurance, we accept CareCredit and have a Dental Discount Savings program with significant discounts.