Gum Disease Treatment – Vero Beach, FL

Concerned About Bleeding or Swollen Gums?

Your teeth should naturally draw more attention when you smile, but you should take the time to check your gums every once in a while. Do they seem redder or more swollen than usual? Does it seem like they bleed more easily when you brush or floss? These symptoms might sound like minor inconveniences, but they are often the first sign of gum disease – a leading cause of tooth loss and contributor to several health issues. At Ocean Oaks Dental Group of Vero Beach, our experts can offer gum disease treatment in Vero Beach, FL at the earliest possible stage and work to prevent the condition from growing even worse.

Why Choose Ocean Oaks Dental Group of Vero Beach for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Multiple Qualified Dental Experts
  • Serving Vero Beach Since 1962
  • State of the Art Dental Technology

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Woman with red gums before gum disease treatment

Sometimes, symptoms don’t appear until gum disease has already reached an advanced stage, but there are nevertheless several warning signs you can watch out for, including:

  • Gums that are red, swollen, or tender
  • Bleeding that often occurs while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
  • Gum recession (meaning the gums pull back and make the teeth look longer)
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Persistent bad breath

We may find signs of gum disease during a checkup even if you haven’t noticed any issues yourself.

How We Treat Gum Disease

Animated smile showing zoom in bacteria

Gum disease is often treated with a deep cleaning process that is divided into two main parts: scaling and root planing. The scaling phase is the removal of bacteria and plaque from the teeth and gums, particularly in the space beneath the gum line. Root planing is the process of smoothing out teeth roots; this step is necessary to lower the risk that bacteria will build upon the teeth in the future and cause reinfection.