It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums at some point in your life. Persistent bleeding gums, however, can be one of the early signs of periodontal disease. Jacksonville, FL dentist Dr. Donald Alexander treats bleeding gums, gingivitis and gum disease with periodontal therapy services.
More than three quarters of the adult population is affected by some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Luckily, gum disease is one of the easiest problems to treat when it is caught early. Routine visits to the dentist for screening and professional teeth cleaning can help you intercept problems in the early stage and avoid complicated treatment.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, characterized as an inflammation of the gums. Classic signs of these conditions include:
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
Treatment for Bleeding Gums in Jacksonville
It is important to seek professional treatment for bleeding gums. Do not self medicate with over-the-counter drugs or ointments. A trained dentist like Dr. Alexander can advise you on the best treatments and at home care.
To treat gingivitis, Dr. Alexander will recommend a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The dentist may suggest that you make more frequent visits to monitor the health of your gums and be sure that optimal health is restored.
For more advanced stages of gum disease, Dr. Alexander will provide more intensive cleaning of the deep pockets of the gums to remove bacteria and build up. We offer laser dentistry to offer faster, safer and more comfortable treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have bleeding gums or sore gums, schedule a consultation with Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Alexander, for a periodontal screening to check for signs of gum disease. Call 904.372.8157 or request an appointment online.