Bleeding gums – what to do?
Have you recently noted blood spots while brushing or biting on something like an apple? Unprovoked bleeding from gums without apparent cause, like an injury, can be a sign of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is the initial, mild, non-destructive form of gum disease. It is a bacterial disease that leads to inflamed, tender, and bleeding gums. The slightest touch or disturbance can induce bleeding from the gums. Gingivitis is reversible and can be treated with the help of professional teeth cleaning at Wilmington.
However, if left untreated, it can progress to its severe and destructive form, periodontitis. It destroys the supporting tooth structure, thus giving rise to loose teeth. Gums will start to bleed more profusely on the slightest provocation. Eventually, bacteria destroy much of the supporting tooth structure, leading to teeth loss.
Suppose you are suffering from bleeding gums, whether it is occasional or chronic. In that case, it is your sign that you should schedule a consultation with a periodontist near you as soon as possible. A gum specialist, like Dr. Sanz, will ensure your gum disease is treated and symptoms of bleeding gums are resolved. In addition, you may need an additional gum surgery procedure to properly clear out the infected gum tissue and prevent further progression.
Apart from this, it is also vital that you start maintaining proper oral hygiene to prevent further accumulation of plaque and tartar, which will worsen the pre-existing condition and curtail adequate healing.
Whether you are suffering from bleeding gums or loose teeth, at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, we have a solution to all your dental problems. Schedule an appointment with us today! If you have any more questions or would like to know more about our services, please reach out to us, and our team will be there to assist you.