My gums are bleeding. What’s going on?
Bleeding gums are one of the more common dental problems we treat at Garland Grove Dentistry. Many patients don’t realize that gums that bleed when you brush and floss often indicate a larger issue than brushing too hard.
If your gums are bleeding, sore, or swollen, there’s a good chance that you have the infection we call gum or periodontal disease. It’s essential to call Dr. Jung right away to schedule an appointment to investigate the problem.
You may only see bleeding gums, but gum disease can cause significant damage before you see any symptoms at all. Before you know it, the infection attacks bones and ligaments that hold your teeth in place.
As it does, your teeth start to feel loose, and without treatment, the tooth will become mobile and we will need to remove it. As soon as you notice bleeding or any other changes to your gums or the way your teeth feel, call us to schedule a dental appointment. We’ll schedule a thorough cleaning with our dental hygienist who can determine the extent of the problem.
The best way to treat gum disease in Garland, TX is to address it in a timely manner. Catching the infection during a routine checkup allows us to resolve it before it does long-term damage to your oral health.