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The gums are designed to cover the roots of the teeth and provide nourishment and support. When the gum tissue recedes away from the teeth, it leaves pockets that can hide detrimental bacteria. Receding gums is a sign of gingivitis or gum disease, a serious oral health condition that can impact your teeth and overall health. If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, it is vital to pursue general dental treatment. Liberty Lake Smile Source offers effective bleeding or receding gum treatment at our dental center in Spokane Valley, WA.

What causes gum tissue to recede? In most cases, it is plaque and tartar on the teeth that irritates the gums, causing it to shrink away from the teeth. The bacteria in the plaque and tartar can cause a breakdown of the gum tissue, resulting in pockets and space around the roots of the teeth. The bacteria cause the gum tissue to become swollen and inflamed, making it bleed easier. The recession of gum tissue is an autoimmune response to protect the tissue, but it can lead to reduced tooth support and increased pockets around the teeth where bacteria can flourish.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

If you have receding, bleeding or swollen gums, it likely did not occur overnight. Gingivitis or periodontal disease are progressive diseases that usually are caused by poor oral hygiene or improper brushing/flossing over many months and years. To get relief for receding, bleeding or swollen gums, thorough teeth cleaning is needed. Removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and maintaining clean teeth with daily brushing and flossing can restore gum health.

For those with gum disease, treatment may include deeper and more frequent dental cleanings. Some patients may need medications or more advanced periodontal treatment to slow or stop gum deterioration.

If you have noticed receding, swollen or bleeding gums, it is time to schedule a cleaning and checkup. Most people should have cleanings every six months or less to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Contact our office in Liberty Lake, WA, to book your checkups and cleaning at our dental center in Spokane Valley.

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.