Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Milton, FL that treats patients with bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are a dental concern that often accompanies gingivitis, a condition which precedes periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease develops from the infection of gum tissue. Plaque can inflame the gums, causing them to bleed easily. Pockets between teeth form as the infection progresses, which loosens them or causes teeth to fall out. However, Dr. Lassiter and his team offer multiple solutions that can stop bleeding gums and symptoms of gingivitis from developing into gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
There are multiple symptoms of developing gum disease to be aware of:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or red gums
- Receding gum line
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Changes in the fit of a denture
Gum disease can also increase a patient’s risk for heart problems such as strokes, heart attacks, and cardiovascular disease. If you have noticed any of these symptoms, please contact our office at 850.203.3318. Our dental team is dedicated to treating dental problems of all kinds at the source before symptoms worsen. Dr. Lassiter works with patients to find an effective treatment option for them and their specific needs.
Treating Bleeding Gums
You should schedule a visit with our professional team twice a year so that we can check the health of your teeth and gums. If you have noticed your gums bleeding, please schedule an appointment at our office for a check-up. Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, it is important to catch gum disease early before the infection spreads and leads to more problems. Gum disease can be treated with antibacterial rinses, laser therapy, gum surgery, or scaling and root planing. Dr. Lassiter will assess your teeth and gums before treatment in order to determine which option works best for you.
Request an Appointment
Have you noticed bleeding gums? Receive treatment promptly for a healthier smile. Call Dr. Lassiter and his professional team for care in a relaxing environment at 850.203.3318. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Lassiter on his website.