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Bleeding Gums

According to the American Dental Association, as many as 75% of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease is easy to treat if caught early through routine dental visits. One of the most common signs of gum disease is bleeding gums. Maintaining healthy gums is imperative to your overall oral health. Contact Norge Dental Center in Williamsburg to make an appointment.

Precautions You Can Take To Avoid Bleeding Gums

Proper brushing and flossing habits will minimize gum bleeding, but if you’re too aggressive in your daily routine, you may actually cause bleeding or damage to your gums. Using a soft bristle toothbrush and brushing in gentle, circular motions is the best practice for regular brushing. Moving your toothbrush back and forth can irritate your gums, making them sore, likely to bleed, or even recede. You shouldn’t force floss between your teeth when flossing. Instead, carefully slide floss up and down along the curve of each tooth.

How Norge Dental Center Can Treat Your Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums should always be checked by a dentist you trust. When you choose Norge Dental Center as your Williamsburg dental provider, we’ll go over the following possible treatments with you.
  • Routine Dental Cleaning: Regular upkeep is the best prevention to fight gum disease. Booking regular appointments with your dentist makes it easier to keep your teeth free of plaque and tartar buildup around your teeth and gum line.
  • Antibacterial Mouth Rinse: Depending on how often or severely your gums bleed, we may recommend an antibacterial mouth rinse to eliminate harmful bacteria in your mouth and to control possible infection.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This technique removes plaque and tartar from the deep pockets in your gums, while simultaneously smoothing the surface of tooth roots.
  • Periodontal Therapy: Periodontal therapy may include scaling and root planing in addition to other procedures to remove infected tissue. This form of therapy helps rejuvenate your gums to make them healthy.


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