When you brush your teeth, do you notice a bit of blood in the sink? Perhaps your gums feel painful or swollen. This is not uncommon when you have a condition called “gingivitis.” This condition can lead to bleeding gums and, if not treated over time, to other oral health complications. Your gum health is important. That’s why you need to come in to see us if you have signs of gum disease, but also if you need your regular six-month check-up. At the Dental Center of Norcross, our team is ready to help you.
Why Do You Have Bleeding Gums?
Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of the development of gingivitis. This condition is an inflammation of these soft tissues of the mouth. Over time, those tissues become sore and damaged due to the development and rapid growth of bacteria. As bacteria grows, it damages these tissues, weakening them and leading to bleeding when any force is applied to the gums, such as when you are brushing your teeth.
What Can You Do to Improve Your Gum Health?
If you have bleeding gums or any other type of damage to your overall oral health, it’s important to take action. Our team encourages you to come in for an appointment right away. Some of the signs of damage to your gum health and the development of gingivitis include:
- Bleeding gums
- Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath that does not improve with brushing
- Painful gums
These are all signs of gum disease. This condition starts as gingivitis, but it can progress quickly into periodontal disease. That occurs when the bone in your mouth also becomes damaged. If you do nothing about it, you may end up losing your teeth. Yet, there is help available to you.
What Can We Do to Help You with Gingivitis?
The first step in treating gingivitis and bleeding gums is to come in to see your dentist. We will provide a full consultation and exam. That may include X-rays for you. Then, we can provide a general tooth cleaning. This allows our team to ensure your gums have as much of the bacteria and plaque buildup removed as possible. This helps to minimize your ongoing battle with gingivitis. Your immune system is then able to manage the level of bacteria present (especially if you maintain this through good oral hygiene.)
Once you have a teeth cleaning and you work to ensure your gum health is maintained, you will see the bleeding gums stop. It takes consistent care of your teeth to make this possible. That is why it is so important to come in to see your dental care team at least every six months to ensure your teeth are properly cleaned.
We Can Help You with Gum Health
When you come in to see our dental team, you can ensure you are getting the highest level of oral healthcare possible. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and exam especially if you have not done so in a long time. We offer a full complement of dental hygiene and oral care services that can help you, including:
- Family dentistry services
- Dental cleaning services
- Oral cancer screenings
- Dental implant procedures
- Root canal therapy services
Put Your Oral Health First – Call the Dental Center of Norcross Today
Do you have bleeding gums that may result from gingivitis? Are you ready to improve your gum health so you can smile with confidence again? Our team can help. Call the Dental Center of Norcross today at 678.504.6422 for an appointment or reach out to us online now.