If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you are at risk of developing gum disease. Bleeding gums are a sign of gum inflammation, or gingivitis. Gingivitis precedes periodontitis, which is gum disease. If symptoms like bleeding gums worsen, teeth can be lost and gums may deteriorate. Dr. Albert Lee, Dr. Thomas Bonfiglio, Dr. Edward Vesely and their professional team treat periodontitis in their Annapolis, Maryland office. They provide comfortable and relaxing treatment while working with patients to find the solutions to their dental problems.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Look out for these symptoms of periodontitis:
- Swollen gums
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
Contact our Annapolis office at (410) 989-8298 if you have noticed any of these symptoms. Early treatment can prevent further problems down the road.
Gum Disease Treatment
Our dentists will assess your teeth and gums before choosing treatment to determine which option will effectively address your specific needs. They will also take your budget, oral health, and goals into consideration. The periodontal treatments we offer in our office include:
- Scaling and root planing: These procedures are used in combination to provide a deep clean underneath the gums. They remove plaque and tartar and allow the gum tissue to heal. The surface of the tooth roots are also smoothed out to remove infection.
- Laser dentistry: Damaged gum tissue can be removed with soft tissue lasers. Laser dentistry offers multiple benefits over traditional surgery methods: it does not require sutures, shortens healing time, sterilizes gums, and is pain-free.
- Oral surgery: Oral surgery is often required for the most severe cases of gum disease. Damaged gum tissue is usually replaced with new tissue through surgery to ensure that teeth are not lost.
Contact Our Office Today
Do your gums bleed? Do you suffer from sore and swollen gums? Call Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely and Associates for thorough, high-quality care at (410) 989-8298. You can also request a consultation with one of our dentists on our website. If you have any questions about your treatment options or personal dental concerns, our staff will be happy to answer them.