Gum (Periodontal) Treatment
Teeth are precious and vital to our well-being; they are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and critical for speech. Teeth are also important for maintaining self-confidence and self-esteem. Your teeth reflect the you the world sees. Missing teeth can compromise your confidence in your own smile. In essence, they are more valuable than diamonds and deserve protection.
While you relax, and enjoy the calming atmosphere that defines the culture at Les Belles NYC, we will gently remove all the infection-causing debris from your teeth and gums. If necessary, we will also provide you with a herbal mouthwash to assist in the healing process. Not only will your mouth taste and smell fresh, your gums will be restored to health and your smile will be vibrant again.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Did you know the leading cause of tooth loss for older adults is untreated or undiagnosed gum disease? Some early signs that your oral health is at risk are gums that are swollen, tender, bright pink/red, or bleeding. These are all signs an infection has set in and you should seek dental care right away. Losing even one tooth to gum disease is unnecessary, particularly when early intervention is so successful.
The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Failure to brush or floss your teeth properly can lead to gum disease as well as cavities. There are other factors as well. Did you know some people have a predisposition to plaque buildup? If this is the case, more frequent professional cleanings can help prevent tartar buildup. Also, certain medicines can lower the body’s resistance and make a person more vulnerable to gum disease.
Women and girls go through hormonal changes that can cause their gums to be more susceptible to disease. In addition, some conditions such as diabetes can make a person more likely to get gum disease.
The foods you eat, the personal habits you cultivate, and the way you see yourself all impact your oral health. The care you give your body should extend to the care you give your teeth. Unprocessed, organic foods produce strong, healthy bodies and quality products can promote good oral health. Our mission at Les Belles NYC is to provide you with the information and gentle care you need to make decisions about your oral health that are consistent with a healthy lifestyle.
Causes of Bleeding Gums
Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is one of the major causes of bleeding gums. However, did you know medications, a change in your brushing and flossing routine, stress and hormonal imbalances can also cause your gums to bleed?
Stress can negatively impact your body and overall health; bleeding gums can be one of the symptoms of stress. Therefore, maintaining a nutritious diet, an effective exercise routine, and peace of mind are good for every aspect of your life including your oral health. Healthy gums require a certain amount of general dental care and attention. Neglect them and they can become hosts to gum disease, which can lead to compromised general health and eventual tooth loss.
Treatment for Gums that Bleed
Gingivitis begins with mild gum irritation and you may not even realize you have it until you are in the dentist chair. However, treatment and relief is readily available.
The first step in treatment is to remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth with special dental instruments. At Les Belles, we use ultrasonic instruments to break up the hardened deposits of tartar above and below the gum line. This deep cleaning removes the toxins that cause the infections that make gums bleed. Depending on the severity of the problem, periodontal measurements may be used to helps determine how effective healing is progressing during subsequent visits.
In some cases, medication is needed to help fight the bacteria; the medicine is placed in the gums to help slow or stop the bacteria’s growth. Special mouthwashes are also recommended to help with the healing process and to keep bad bacteria from growing.
In keeping with our commitment to a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, Les Belles NYC recommends and provides the highest quality ingredients and treatments to help eliminate the problem of bleeding gums. Les Belles NYC is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the holistic wellness of each of our patients. Our comforting atmosphere helps you relax as the calming effects of pure natural oil aromatherapy ease you into a peaceful state of mind.