Bleeding Gums Treatment NYC

Understanding Gum Health: Causes and Treatment 

When gums appear tender, red, swollen, or bleed it is often a sign of gum disease. However several other factors can contribute to these symptoms. It is crucial to visit the dentist promptly to address the underlying cause, even if discomfort is absent. 

It is important to understand the potential causes of irritated gums. Gingivitis: The Initial Stage 

Gingivitis, which is typically painless, marks the first phase of gum disease. It arises when plaque accumulates around the teeth due to inadequate removal over time. This plaque harbors harmful bacteria that can provoke gum inflammation, and can lead to swelling and mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. The level of discomfort can vary among individuals although the seriousness of this condition remains consistent. If gingivitis is left unchecked, it can escalate causing painful gums, bone decay and tooth loss. It is often called a “silent disease,” because many people who have it do not realize that they have it. Gum disease in the US affects about 75% of adults, with subtle signs and symptoms often going unnoticed until a dental visit. This is the reason that regular dental care is key for spotting potential concerns like periodontal disease early on.

Dr. Ursomanno’s Approach To Treating Patients For Periodontal Disease 

During routine preventive care visits, Dr. Ursomanno will conduct comprehensive periodontal screenings and recommend treatment as needed in order to prevent further tooth loss or gum damage. Gum disease remains a leading cause of tooth loss in the USA today. 

Understanding Periodontal Disease 

Common symptoms include red, swollen gums, bleeding gums, shifting or loose teeth, receding gums, bad breath, and changes in denture fit. Recent studies have linked periodontal disease to an increased risk of cardiovascular and systemic diseases. Early detection allows for effective, conservative treatment to restore oral health quickly before it progresses. 

Stages of Gum Disease 

Gingivitis: An Early Stage 

Typically treatable, gingivitis may necessitate additional at-home care to prevent recurrence. 

Periodontitis: An Advanced Stage 

Often requiring intensive treatment to manage effectively. 

Treating Gum Disease

Dr. Ursomanno offers tailored periodontal therapy, depending on a patient’s oral health stage. Treatment options range from thorough dental cleanings to more extensive procedures like scaling and root planing or gum surgery for advanced cases. 


What Causes Gum Disease? 

Plaque buildup over time due to inadequate daily removal can lead to gingivitis which is the early gum disease stage. Gingivitis can progress into an infection, causing gum tissue destruction and bone degradation, potentially resulting in loose or missing teeth. 

Prevention Tips 

Dr. Ursomanno advises brushing twice daily, flossing daily, maintaining regular dental visits, and following a healthy diet that will reduce the gum disease risk. Smoking cessation is crucial, as tobacco use exacerbates oral health issues. 

Managing Gum Disease Symptoms 

Effective management strategies for patients with gum disease include regular brushing and flossing, using antiseptic mouthwash, scheduling biannual dental cleanings, and smoking cessation. For existing symptoms, there is deep cleaning or scaling and root planing may be recommended. 

Bleeding gums FAQ 

Why Do Gums Bleed During Brushing or Flossing?

Brushing with excessive force or using a hard toothbrush can irritate sensitive gum tissue. Switching to an electric toothbrush and practicing gentler brushing techniques can alleviate this issue. 

Why Are Gums Swollen? 

Swelling may result from gum irritation or early-stage gum disease, signifying a need for prompt dental evaluation and treatment. 

Why Are Gums Sensitive When Eating or Brushing? 

Gum disease, even in its early stages, can cause gum sensitivity and irritation. Alternatively, consuming acidic or abrasive foods may temporarily irritate gums. 

Seeking Periodontal Treatment And Advice 

For persistent gum symptoms or concerns, scheduling an appointment with Dr. Ursomanno at Shine Dentistry is recommended. Our team can provide a thorough examination, personalized treatment, and guidance for optimal oral health. 



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