Bleeding Gums Treatment Houston, TX

Gums that bleed regularly may be an indication of a more complex oral health concern. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a progressive bacterial infection common in adult patients. The leading symptom of gum disease is frequent bleeding of the gums, especially while brushing or flossing. If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you may already have periodontal disease. Houston dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt offers patients comprehensive periodontal therapy to stop bleeding gums and treat gum disease for improved oral health.
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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Gum disease is caused by the spread of bacteria that builds up in the deep pockets of the gums. As the bacteria spread, the gums become inflamed and can separate from the teeth. Gums may be red, swollen, or bleed frequently. As gums separate from the teeth, subsequent health concerns begin to develop. Bleeding gums is caused by an irritation and inflammation of the gums.

While occasional bleeding from brushing or flossing too vigorously may occur, if bleeding is frequent, contact Dr. Pruitt as soon as possible.

The Risks of Bleeding Gums

If your gums bleed regularly, it is important to schedule an appointment or discuss your concerns at your next routine dental visit with us. Early detection of periodontal disease can help to protect your teeth and gums from further damage. As the disease causing bacteria spreads, patients become susceptible to more complex oral health concerns and systemic health complications. Left untreated, gum disease can cause:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Inflammation

Treatment for Bleeding Gums

Dr. Pruitt offers comprehensive periodontal therapy options for patients with bleeding gums and other common symptoms of gum disease. Treatment will vary depending on the progression of the disease and the overall oral health of the patient. Dr. Pruitt will perform a thorough oral health exam analyzing the stage of gum disease and the presence of any additional dental concerns. Together, you and Dr. Pruitt will build a treatment plan that will stabilize your oral health, clean the mouth of disease causing bacteria, and allow your gums to heal. Treatment may include:

  • Anti bacterial mouthwash
  • Thorough dental cleaning
  • Planing & root scaling
  • Gum contouring

Areas We Serve

Our Houston, TX dentist office offers comprehensive treatment for patients with gum disease. Dr. Pruitt and our dental care team welcome new and returning patients in the Houston, TX area. Dr. Pruitt is a graduate of the Dawson Academy and is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. A highly skilled and experienced dentist, Dr. Pruitt practices dentistry with compassion and warmth while providing natural, aesthetic and high-quality results. To schedule a consultation, contact our Houston, TX dentist office or schedule a consultation online.