Unhealthy Gums? Who, Me?

Seeing a bit of blood in your mouth can be a scary thing to contemplate. Unless you accidentally bit your tongue or cheek, it is probably coming from gum tissue. Most of the time it is a situation that comes about fairly gradually, but if not addressed, it can lead to tooth loss. Dental implants from a trusted periodontist is Santa Rosa, CA can restore your smile, but our first choice is to help you keep gums healthy in the first place, so restorative procedures are not needed.

Early Gum Disease: Gingivitis

In the early stages, gum irritation and infection is known as gingivitis. Sometimes it can be reversed by stepping up home care like brushing and flossing, or by an intensive dental cleaning, known as scaling and root planing, and attendance at regularly scheduled checkups if you have implants placed in the future.

Why Bleeding Gums Matter

Besides being uncomfortable and bothersome, bleeding gums are telling you there is a problem. When gingivitis progresses to periodontitis, you are at risk for losing one tooth or more. In fact, periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Our caring dental surgeons can offer solutions for lost teeth, but prevention is always the preferred pathway.

Implants Can Restore Your Smile

If you have already lost a tooth (or teeth) due to periodontitis, dental implants can restore your smile. The first step is to make sure the infection is cleared, and to assess the health and strength of the remaining teeth and jaw. We can work with you to find the solution that fits you health needs, your smile needs, your budget and your time frame.

Bleeding Gums Are A Sign Something Needs Attention

We can help you figure out why your gums are not in a healthy state, and then we can help you restore them to health and repair any damage. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.