Washington, DC general dentists Dr. John Arroyo and Dr. Jeremi Arroyo offer comprehensive, complete dentistry solutions for patients suffering from bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can often be an indication of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi are highly trained dentists in the Washington, DC area that are committed to providing patient-focused, advanced dental care. If you have noticed any symptoms related to gum disease, you can contact Arroyo Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, DC.
Treating Gum Disease in Washington, DC
During each visit to their Washington, DC dental office, Drs. John and Dr. Jeremi screen for complex dental problems like oral cancer, TMJ, and gum disease. Screening for gum disease allows Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi to spot any signs of the disease and provide the appropriate treatment to restore health back into your smile. Catching gum disease in its earliest stages may minimize the chance of you needing invasive, advanced dental treatment. After a thorough examination of the mouth, teeth, and gums, Dr. John and Jeremi may perform one or more of these dental solutions to treat your gum disease.
- Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is an extensive deep cleaning treatment that removes tartar buildup from above and below the gum line. The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup.
- Antibacterial mouthwash: An antibacterial mouthwash can be used to remove harmful bacteria from the mouth that may be harming the gums.
- In advanced cases of gum disease, gum surgery may be necessary to improve the quality of your smile. Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi may work in coordination with a local periodontist to create a treatment plan that effectively eliminates the gum disease and restores your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
Keeping your gums healthy is a necessary part of maintaining excellent oral health. Scheduling regular visits to Arroyo Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, DC allows Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi to spot gum disease early and offer the best solutions for your smile. If you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Arroyo or Dr. Jeremi Arroyo, you can schedule an appointment online or contact their Washington, DC dental office.