Gum Disease treatment
Most likely you don’t know it, but Dracula was believed to have suffered from serious gum disease. That’s too bad, though. He could have scheduled an appointment for his gum disease treatment and the conversation could have continued.
The bleeding tooth, what is it?
Although certain individuals’ gums are more susceptible to bleeding than others, you should contact your dentist for a check-up and advice if your gums bleed often. Oftentimes, bleeding gums can indicate gum disease or another oral or general health issue.
Are your gums bleeding when you brush?
Historically, gum disease and your overall health are linked. In addition to tooth loss, periodontitis (a.k.a. gum disease) is one of the most common causes of gum disease in adults. The global prevalence of gum disease is about 40%, but fewer than half of those with it are aware of it.
This is where the mess begins
When plaque spreads and grows below the gum line, your body’s immune system fights the bacteria. As a result of your body’s enzymes and bacteria from plaque build-up, the toxins start to deteriorate the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place. Periodontitis causes pockets to deepen and more bone and gum tissue to be destroyed as the disease progresses
An improper toothbrushing and flossing routine
For healthy teeth and gums, you should brush twice a day and floss daily. However, bad brushing technique or the wrong type of brush can cause your gums to bleed.Try a soft-bristled toothbrush if you have sensitive gums rather than a medium or firm one. Avoid causing irritation to your teeth and gums by brushing gently.
What is dental gingivitis?
The gumline is inflamed due to plaque and bacteria accumulation. In turn, this buildup causes the gums to become red and swollen, which leads to bad breath and bleeding when the gums are brushed. If you have gingivitis, you can restore gum health by brushing and flossing thoroughly every day. Gum disease treatment is essential for a healthier smile. Plaque can be removed with the help of toothpaste, which acts as a gently abrasive. Another common oral disease, tooth decay, can be prevented with fluoride toothpaste
Exactly how bad things are?
A regular dental checkup and good oral hygiene can prevent most of the damage caused by periodontal disease. How you brush and floss effectively can be explained to you by your dental health professional.
You will be able to tell if there’s a more serious problem with your gums and teeth if your dentist examines them. If the problem is serious, then your dentist may also take an x-ray or refer you to a specialist.
If you have bleeding gums, it is important to seek professional treatment to prevent or reverse gum disease. Please give us a call at 604-496-7676 if you have bleeding gums and need some advice.