Do You Have Bleeding Gums?
Many of our patients don’t relaize they have a problem with gum disease until they start to experience a painful problem such as a receding gum line, bleeding gums or loose teeth. Your gums serve as a foundation for your teeth. So, it is incredibly important to keep your gums healthy in order to maintain the strength of your bite.
Get Relief From Bleeding Gums Right Here In Spring Hill
It’s really pretty common for most people to experience bleeding around their gums at some point during their lifetime. However, when the bleeding is a persistent issue, it could indicate the signs of periodontal disease. At the Dental and Denture Care Center, we are experts in treating gingivitis and other stages of gum disease with our specialized periodontal therapy.
According to the Centers For Disease Control, nearly half of all adults over 30 years old have some form of periodontal disease and that number increases dramatically with age. However, if caught early, gum disease is one of the easiest conditions to treat. The best way to catch any kind of potential gum disease is by getting routine exams and teeth cleanings. Any signs of early gum disease will be spotted at this point and likely won’t require any kind of complicated treatments.
Should I Be Worried About Bleeding Gums?
Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Recognizing the signs of gum disease is one step you can take to maintain good oral health over your lifetime. Swollen and irritated gums, also known as gingivitis, is the earliest stage of gum disease. Other symptoms may include:
- Loose teeth
- Shifting teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gum line
- Sore gums
- Bad breath
If you happen to discover any of the symptoms above, please contact our office at (352) 848-1050 immediately to schedule an appointment.
How To Treat Bleeding Gums And Gum Disease
If your gums are bleeding, you need to seek professional dental care immediately. Don’t try to take care of the issue yourself with over the counter pain relievers and ointments. Your best course of action is come into our office for an examination. Our dentist, Dr. Juan C. Fabrega can advise you on the best type of treatment you can do at home.
For gingivitis, we will likely recommend a teeth cleaning to remove the tartar and plaque from around the teeth and gums. We may suggest more frequent checkups to keep a closer eye on the health of your gums until they have been fully restored.
For more advanced periodontal disease, we will suggest a deep cleaning that removes bacteria and plaque from deep around teeth below the gum line. In such cases we may opt for a laser treatment which is safer and a more comfortable treatment.
If You Have Persistent Bleeding Gums, Schedule A Consultation Today
Your oral health plays a critical role in your overall health and well-being. Not to mention, healthy teeth and gums contribute to a confident smile. Patients with poor dental health may be higher at risk for larger health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and endocarditis.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy allows you to eat wide variety of foods as well as speaking normally, which are increasingly important as we get older.
If you have bleeding gums, please call us today at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here and set up an appointment today.
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