Dental health deals not just with the well-being of your teeth but the condition of your gums are equally important. Bleeding from the gums is a common symptom of gum disease. Bleeding gums are most commonly caused when plaque is not removed properly from the teeth at the gum line, resulting in inflammation of the gums.There are many reasons why bleeding gums can occur, the most common cause is Gingivitis, in which the plaque adheres to a tooth or teeth and causes the gums to swell, bleed or recede.
Earlier, sharp instruments were used to scrape off plaque from the root surfaces allowing the gum tissues to reattach to the roots. However, when the disease progresses to a point where scaling and root planning will not be effective, gum surgery is advised. With traditional periodontal surgery, the gum tissue is cut with a scalpel and pushed aside. The roots and bone are cleared of deposits and smoothed. Then the gum tissue is replaced and stitches are used while the gum heals, often resulting in long exposed roots that are sensitive, and vulnerable to decay and infection.
Laser to treat Bleeding Gums
At Lucknow Dentistree Dental Hospital we use pain free laser technology to treat gum disease. The benefits of using this technology are:
- No need for cutting gum and use of stitches.
- In certain cases surgery can be avoided.
- No bleeding
- Heals faster
- Gums look normal in a day or two.