Receding Gums – Mental Prep For Periodontal Surgery


Bleeding gums is one of the many signs of periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is also called. If unfortunately you do need gum disease treatment to end bleeding gums and receding gum problem please see a periodontist to guide you through this process.

Before surgery, your periodontist will give you some great advice. I was told, among other things to get a good night rest (they even offer to prescribe something for me to sleep if I had trouble, luckily I did not need it).

Wear loose and comfortable clothing, have my prescription for aftercare called in so it is ready when you need it after the surgery (For me sooner than I thought).

And lastly, they advised me to have a positive attitude as this was just routine. Yeah right! Getting multiple injections and having my gums cut open is not quite routine in my book.

Since my fear of dentists is partly what got me needing periodontal surgery in the first place, I knew I needed to find my own ways to calm my nerves as I think of the upcoming surgery. In addition to the great advise I got from my perio guy, I went ahead and got a hypnosis CD that helps with relaxation before going to the dentist. This really helped to put me in a calm state of mind. You have to know I am deathly afraid of needles!

I visualized coming out of the surgery feeling relaxed, relieved and happy with the results. That was a tremendous help. Another thing I did was to have a big meal of all my favorite things, since it would be a few days before I could eat normally again. Besides, I felt like I deserved a good binge as a reward for this necessary punishment.

All in all for me the surgery went well and by now the bleeding gums have stopped. I am now perio free and looking forward to healthy gum and dental health! Bye, bye receding gum line.

Periodontal or gum disease is serious. It is a bacterial infection that can lead to tooth lost if not treated promptly. Gum disease bacteria affect the gums and the bones supporting the teeth. The disease begins with the bacteria from plaque buildup causing the gums to become swollen, inflamed and red. Periodontal disease has been linked to several diseases including diabetes and heart disease.

Source by Qinome P Evans