Bleeding or Swollen Gums
Bleeding, swollen or painful gums can all be symptoms of Gum Disease (Periodontal disease). When the body is alerted to a problem, an inflammatory process begins to bring more blood and bacteria fighting cells to the affected area. Bleeding gums can be a result of this very process and the body’s way of telling us that there is a problem with the gums.
- Bleeding gums upon brushing or flossing
- Swollen gums
- Plaque & Tartar build up
Please Call Immediately if you are experiencing any of the following serve symptoms:
- Strong Pain
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Loose teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of your partial dentures
Treatments for gum disease can vary. Regular 6-month visits to your dentist for a dental clean-up are important to maintain good oral health and minimise the risk of gum disease and other serious conditions developing. Other ways to prevent gum disease requires you to keep up daily oral health care at home by brushing twice a day and flossing regularly to remove plaque from between teeth.
If symptoms of gum disease are ignored, severe and painful problems can occur such as the breakdown of tissue and the deterioration of bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.