Many people think that itâ€™s normal when gums bleed. But itâ€™s not! If you washed your hands and they started to bleed, wouldnâ€™t you be a little worried? And if your scalp bled when you brushed your hair, we bet you’d worry too.
Bleeding gums is the most common sign of gum disease (or periodontal disease) but others include: red swollen or tender gums, gums that have pulled away from teeth, a bad taste in the mouth, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and a change in the way partial dentures fit.
If you have some of the common signs of gum disease, it is important to know that gum disease is considered a silent killer.Â Gum disease can be linked to or can indicate more serious conditions such as:
- heart attack
- preterm low-weight babies.
If you fear you may have gum disease, you are not alone.Â 75% of Americans have some stage of gum disease.
So whatâ€™s the good news here? We have a system and technology called Advanced Hygiene Therapy to get gum disease under control 98% of the time without the expense, time or pain of specialist surgery.Â Furthermore, we pride ourselves in providing complete exams during all your regular hygiene visits and sharing with you any instructions that will aid in reducing your risk in developing gum disease or detecting it at an early stage.