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100 Main St. Cohoes, NY 12047

Treating Bleeding Gums

Have you noticed persistent bleeding gums?

While bleeding gums can derive from a variety of things, one of the most common is the presence of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of healthy gums tissue. The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. When patients don’t follow a healthy oral hygiene routine, then complex issues like gum disease may form.

Only an experienced, trusted dentist can restore health to your smile after it has been damaged due to gum disease. At Capital Region Complete Dental Care & Implants in Cohoes, NY, restorative dentist Dr. Frederick Marra offers a range of dental services used to restore your natural smile. Gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile, and in advanced cases may even lead to tooth loss. Dr. Marra works with you to develop a treatment plan that eliminates gum disease and repair any damage done your teeth. He considers your dental goals, overall health, and lifestyle to find a treatment plan that works best for you. If you have not visited the dentist or are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Marra in his Cohoes dental office.

Treatments For Gum Disease in Cohoes, NY

During your visit, Dr. Marra will perform a periodontal disease screening to check for any signs of the disease. If present, Dr. Marra will determine with periodontal therapy treatment will work best for your smile. He may recommend one or more of the treatments listed below.

  • Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planning is an extensive cleaning of the gums and teeth. During scaling and root planing, tartar and plaque are removed from the teeth and the gumline.
  • Antibacterial rinses: Antibacterial rinses can be used to strengthen the gums and teeth during gingivitis. Antibacterial rinses help eliminate harmful bacteria from harming the gums and teeth.
  • Laser dentistry: Laser dentistry can be used to gently remove any diseased tissue from the gums and also promotes faster healing. Laser dentistry is often used to avoid the need for more advanced treatment.
  • Gum surgery: In the most advanced stages of gum disease, gum surgery may be necessary to save your teeth and gums. Dr. Marra may work in coordination with a local periodontist to get you the care you need.