Your gums are the foundation of your smile. When they are damaged, diseased or receding, it is important to seek treatment sooner rather than later. Receding gums occur when the gums shrink down and expose the tooth root. This problem can make your teeth look longer and lead to disruptive sensitivity within your smile. Most importantly, it could be a warning sign that your gums are infected or diseased and professional intervention is critical. At West Hill Family Dental, we are equipped to treat your receding gums with the precision and care you deserve.
Receding Gum Treatment
While receding gums can be a result of the natural aging process or brushing too hard, recession can also occur when the gums are infected. Therefore, we take the time to properly diagnose your receding gums. Our professionals will implement a treatment plan that restores your gums to a healthy condition and proper height. Dr. Hemphill is qualified to offer a wide range of periodontal treatments, ranging from scaling and root planing for gum disease to gum grafting for receding gums. By addressing your gums, we are also protecting the stability of your teeth and the health of your overall smile.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you suffer from gums that bleed easily, feel tender or look puffy, you may be experiencing the initial signs of gum disease. Bleeding and swollen gums are primary symptoms of gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when the gums become inflamed and irritated due to the buildup of plaque and bacteria along the gum line. If left alone, gingivitis can progress into a worsening infection that causes your gums to pull away from the tooth root. It may eventually result in the destruction of the underlying bone and tissue. If your gum disease is caught and treated early, it becomes much easier to restore your gum health. Many patients can reverse bleeding and swollen gums by practicing better oral hygiene or undergoing a deep cleaning at our Rocky Hill office.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment, and get relief from your bleeding, swollen or receding gums. When it comes to taking care of your smile, we combine the best of modern dentistry with a gentle, patient-centered approach.