Do your gums bleed when you floss? Are your gums sensitive to temperature? We recommend our patients make appointments as soon as they notice a change in their gum health. Sensitive and bleeding gums are common indicators of gingivitis. Also known as gum inflammation, gingivitis can quickly become gum disease. Periodontitis causes gum pain, discomfort, and damage. Over time, patients with periodontitis risk losing their natural teeth and gum tissue. Dr. Hassan offers restorative dental options for patients with periodontal disease in Dundalk, MD. He helps patients with gum disease restore the health and function of their gums.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
We want our patients to be aware of the most common indicators of gum disease. Signs of periodontitis may include:
- Red or purple gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Pain when eating
- Gum sensitivity
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- Receding gum line
If you have noticed one or more of these symptoms, please get in touch with our office. We will help determine the right solution to your specific gum problems.
Treat Gum Disease in Dundalk, MD
At routine dental appointments, we offer scaling and root planing treatments. Our dental hygienists use special dental tools to reach areas of the smile that accumulate harmful bacteria that irritate teeth and gums. Scaling treatment removes plaque and tartar from the gums. Plaque is a buildup of bacteria that hardens over time to form tartar. Tartar is difficult to remove without professional care. Root planing also removes plaque and tartar but focuses on the tooth roots. Scaling and root planing treatments minimize gum irritation and combat gum recession.
We recommend antibacterial rinses in combination with scaling and root planing. These rinses help minimize the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you have sudden or chronic gum pain or sensitivity? Call iSmile for treatment today at 410-288-1162. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us online. Let us know if you have questions about your symptoms or treatment options, and we can help. Our dentists look forward to seeing you at your next regular appointment.