Receding Gum Treatment
Receding gums can cause a threat to your smile appearance and dental comfort. When the gums shrink down, your teeth often look longer in appearance. In addition, gum recession causes the tooth roots to become more exposed, which leads to painful sensitivity when your smile is exposed to hot and cold temperatures. While these are certainly disruptive symptoms, it is important to know that gum disease can also be a culprit to receding gums. Therefore, it is always best to see a dentist for dental treatment if you notice signs of shrinking or receding gums.
At Alora Dentistry, we provide excellence when it comes to treating gum recession. While it may be an effect of the natural aging process or brushing too hard, it is commonly an indication that the gums are irritated or infected. Gum disease is a serious oral health condition, but it is one we are highly qualified to treat. Our dentists will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and determine the cause of your gum recession before initiating treatment. If gum disease is the source of your receding gums, we can perform a deep cleaning to eradicate the bacteria. Our treatment will encourage the gums to reattach to the tooth roots.
Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums
If you consistently notice that your gums are puffy or that they bleed after brushing and flossing, you need to take action. These are early signs of gum disease, or gingivitis. At this stage, gum disease is often easily reversed with a professional cleaning and better oral hygiene. At Alora Dentistry, we understand the importance of healthy gums, as they are the supporting framework for your entire smile.
If you are experiencing recession, bleeding or swelling within these soft tissues, please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Napa Valley office. We use a caring, personalized approach with the best that modern dentistry has to offer.