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Receding Gums Treatment

Gum, or periodontal, disease is often the cause of receding gums. When gum tissue becomes infected, it can pull away and recede from the teeth, leaving them vulnerable. If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, you may have gingivitis or gum disease. To protect your teeth and overall health, Smile Design Studios offers treatment for receding gums and periodontal disease.

Infected gums are caused by a bacterial infection. When tartar buildup occurs, it can hide bacteria and irritate the gums. The tissue around teeth can become swollen, tender and bleed easily, and it may also begin to recede away from the teeth. This can leave deep pockets around the teeth that lead to more infection and gum tissue damage. Eventually, this can cause bone loss in the jaw, and teeth can be lost.

Bleeding and Swollen Gums Relief

If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, periodontal disease treatment may be needed to give you relief. In the early stages, gum disease can be treated with deep cleanings that remove tartar and bacteria from below the gum line. If you have gum disease that has damaged gum tissue, you may need to have tissue removed to help the gums heal. This can be done with laser therapy.

In periodontal laser therapy, we use a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the root scaling begins. This involves scraping off the calculus and plaque built up below the gumline and around the root. Our dentist then smooths the root with instruments to remove any rough spots that might attract bacteria and cause future infections. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process.

If you have bleeding or receding gums, contact our team at Smile Design Studios to schedule a cleaning and periodontal checkup. We can help restore healthy gums and protect your smile from gum disease.

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What Patients Say About
Smile Design Studios

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 384 reviews

Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

Chantelle B.

Thank you Dr. Ellis for your amazing service. Dr. Ellis really cares about her patients and she takes great care of you. Her staff is awesome from the front desk you feel welcomed and my experience was the same all the way through. I was SUPER afraid to have any dental work done but Dr. Ellis made me feel so much better. I would recommend Dr. Ellis to everyone! Thank you Dr. Ellis

Terence H.

Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!

Sonya R.

The Staff was very nice and friendly and welcoming. Dr. Ellis was very thorough. She explained what needed to be done and she welcomed all of my questions. I was very impressed with my visit.

Lynda F.

Great experience! Very little wait time. Great staff and very personable Dr. Dr. Ellis was super!

Michella C.

The office was prompt and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Simon Ellis was great and thoroughly went over any recommendations as well as why she recommended it. I would highly recommend this office!

Jasmin S.

As soon as I walked in, i was greeted with a smile. The staff is very friendly and makes your visit as comfortable as going to the dentist could be. They have a client for life!

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