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Receding Gum Treatment

Receding Gum Treatment

The gums support and protect the roots of the teeth. When gingivitis or a gum infection strikes, the gums become inflamed and recede, putting your teeth in jeopardy. The good news is that most gum infections can be reversed with general dentistry, and your oral health can be restored. If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers receding gum treatment at our clinics in San Antonio.

Most adults will experience some level of gingivitis, or gum infection, during their lifetime. Bacteria that feed on food particles in the mouth can cause plaque and tartar that can make it difficult to control gum infections. Brushing and flossing helps control plaque and surface bacteria, but professional teeth cleanings are needed to remove tartar and to clean difficult-to-reach areas. If you have receding gums, you may be experiencing gingivitis and need deep cleaning and receding gum treatment.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

When the gum tissue is infected, the gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. The tartar buildup on teeth can cause the gums to recede away from the teeth roots. Receding gum treatment includes removing tartar from the teeth. This may include deep cleaning below the gum line. Scaling and root planing to remove tartar, may be required to allow the gums to heal and recover. Our dental professionals can create a treatment plan to stop a gum infection to protect your teeth and overall health.

Gingivitis, or a gum infection, can progress to periodontitis, resulting in tooth loss and serious health issues. If you have bleeding, swollen or receding gums, contact us at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces. We can begin receding gum treatment to control the infection and restore health to your gums to protect your smile and health.