Prestipino Dental Group is here for you whenever you have a dental concern. A common dental concern that we treat in our Bethesda, MD dentist office is bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are often a symptom of an underlying concern known as gum disease. As gum disease progresses, your soft tissues become tender and more likely to bleed. This is why many patients notice a small amount of blood in the sink after brushing or flossing their teeth. To help patients with bleeding gums, we offer traditional preventative care services as well as periodontal disease treatment for more advanced cases of gum disease.
Treatment for Bleeding Gums in Bethesda, MD
Drs. Prestipino and Sfondouris are highly trained and experienced dentists in Bethesda, MD. They welcome patients from and around Montgomery County, Rockville, Chevy Chase, and Gaithersburg. If you experience frequent bleeding gums, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentist’s office. While bleeding gums are often not a dental emergency, they are an indication that you are due for an oral hygiene check-up. The best way to prevent bleeding gums from developing into a more advanced stage of gum disease is to schedule regular preventative dental care appointments with your local dentist’s office.
During preventative care appointments, our team will get rid of any plaque or tartar surrounding your gum line. Plaque and tartar are the sources of gum disease progression and must be removed from your dental structures regularly to avoid soft tissue damage. If plaque and tartar remain on your dental structures, their bacteria will begin to eat away at your gum line. This is when you may notice symptoms like bleeding, tender, or discolored gums.
If your gum disease has progressed past the point that we are able to treat it with a thorough dental cleaning, we offer comprehensive periodontal disease treatment. Periodontal disease treatment plans may include a deep cleaning of the pockets of your gumline which contain bacteria. Regardless of what stage your gum disease is in, our doctors will ensure you are taken care of and set you up with a preventative care plan that will help you avoid gum disease progression in the future.