Gum disease is a progressive disease that can damage the integrity of the health and function of the smile. This disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Other contributing factors to gum disease may include teeth grinding, TMJ dysfunction, tobacco use, hormonal changes (as in pregnancy or menopause), and poor nutrition.

Estimated to affect 75% of Americans, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Routine visits to the dentist are extremely important to prevent gum disease and maintain healthy, long lasting teeth.


Treatment for bleeding gums should always be handled by Dr. Grapevine. Never attempt to self-treat bleeding gums or use over the counter medications without the advisement of a dentist. Treating gum disease promptly and effectively is important. Leaving gum disease untreated often leads to additional complex dental concerns, including tooth loss.

Our dentist in Plano, TX offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all stages of gum disease. We can help you restore your oral health with appropriate periodontal therapy. Depending on your condition, we offer a number of treatment options for bleeding gums.

If you have gingivitis, an early stage of periodontal disease, we will perform a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from exposed parts of the teeth and gums. Antibacterial rinses and other aids may be recommended to reduce inflammation and cure gingivitis.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease, Dr. Grapevine may need to provide more intensive treatment to restore healthy gums. Scaling and root planing procedures clean the deep pockets of the gums to remove bacteria and debris. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary.


If you are searching for a dentist who treats bleeding gums and periodontal disease in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas, contact the office of Dr. Jacob Grapevine today. Schedule an appointment to learn what the best treatment option for you is.