17 Aug Why are my gums bleeding?
Why are my gums bleeding?
Bleeding gums is a very common indicator that you have gum disease and gum disease can cause tooth loss. It is also linked to health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Assuming you plan to keep your teeth forever, please do not ignore bleeding gums, healthy gums do not ever bleed. Please give us a call using the number below if you have bleeding gums.
What happens if you have gum disease?
If any dental professional diagnoses you with gum disease, it is extremely important that you get to the root cause of the problem. If the bacteria (plaque) is not removed effectively by toothbrushing and cleaning in between your teeth, gum disease will get worse. This is because the bacteria causes inflammation to the gums and in response the gums start to bleed and pull away from the tooth till it falls out. Please give us a call. We are passionate about saving teeth.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
- Bleeding gums when brushing or eating
- Red or swollen gums
- Bad taste in mouth
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Larger spaces developing in between teeth
- Teeth moving
Does gum disease go away?
Gum disease never goes away but it can be controlled. Control requires meticulous plaque removal techniques which your dental hygienist can show you but it is important that you carry this out twice a day. You will also need a course of deep cleans to remove bacteria from under the gums. There are other more advanced treatments that we, at London Dental Specialists can perform for you but please be assured that we have never had a hopeless case and we have a lot of experience caring for patients just like you. Please click on this link to see a video testimonial.
If you are unsure of whether you should see a specialist for gum disease or your general dental hygienist, read our blog post on the benefits of specialist care.
What should I do if I think I have gum disease?
If you have any symptoms of gum disease or would like more information, give us a call at London Dental Specialists on 0207 589 7792.