Gum Problems or Bleeding GumsDo your gums bleed when you brush them? Or how about when you floss your teeth?
Healthy gums do not normally bleed. If you have concerns about bleeding or sensitive gums it is important to address this serious issue sooner than later. Bleeding gums are related to infection, and infection of your gums can have all sorts of effects on your oral and general health.
The impact of long term gum infections to your oral health is also quite worrying. Long term gum infections can cause bad breath, poor cosmetics, abscessing and pain of your teeth and eventual tooth loss.
The infection to your gums is effectively an open wound in your mouth, this open wound is an ideal way for bacteria from your mouth to enter the blood stream. Studies have shown (by dentists and cardiologists alike) that these bacteria can be implicated in heart disease, diabetes and strokes. The effect of gum infections is not limited to your mouth.
What can be done? Well, the good news is that if we can professionally treat your gum infection early, we can prevent the majority of these problems occurring. Even if your gum infection has gone to advanced stages, we have advanced techniques to help treat the problem.
If you or a loved one has bleeding gums, call us now to arrange a consultation and find out how we can help.