Bleeding Gums & Gum Disease
We Can Treat Gum Disease
Early symptoms of gum disease (gingivitis) include bad breath, tender gums or bleeding gums. If gum disease is left untreated it can lead to more advanced stages, known as Periodontitis, which results in bone loss, receding gums and dental sensitivity.
Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque and calculus but can be prevented with correct brushing and flossing along with regular checkups and cleans.
At Infinity Dental Care we will assess the severity of your gum disease and recommend either a deep clean (teeth scaling) or for more severe cases we may begin Periodontal Disease Treatment.
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You might notice some bleeding when you brush or floss.
Bleeding, redness, and painful or sore gums can be a symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) that arises due to a number of reasons:
- Buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line due to inadequate oral hygiene
- Vigorous brushing causes trauma and recession of the gums
- People on blood-thinner medications such as warfarin are more prone to swollen and bleeding gums
- Pregnancy and puberty: the hormonal changes during these times can also increase the sensitivity and vascularity of the gums
- People with a poor immune system caused by stress, HIV infection, diabetes
What happens if I do nothing about my bleeding gums?
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. If not addressed early on, it may progress to periodontal disease, which involves the inflammation of the gums, ligaments and jaw bones. People who have the periodontal disease usually present with loose teeth and bad breath.
When to See The Dentist About Bleeding Gums?
Sometimes, if you improve your brushing, your gums will bleed less without a visit to the dentist. But if your gums bleed regularly and you notice plaque and hard tartar build up on your teeth, it is best to book a time to see Dr Jack about your gums.