Gum disease is an insidious disease. It creeps upon you unexpectedly. However, you should still note some of the signs before it is too late. One of the leading signs is bleeding gums. You may also experience episodes of extreme sensitivity. In the later stages, your teeth may loosen as well. The following information sheds light on the disease and its three key indicators.
Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Signs
Poor dental hygiene can lead to a dental condition called gingivitis. If you don't floss and brush daily, or eat acidic foods, drink, or smoke, you can develop gingivitis. When you have the disease, your gums will bleed and you will notice extreme soreness and sensitivity. In the early stages, your teeth may feel rough because of a tartar buildup.
What You Can Do About Gingivitis
You can reverse gingivitis in the early stages by focusing on daily brushing and flossing. We will normally recommend a deep cleaning to thoroughly clean the gum and pockets. A deep cleaning is also known as a root scaling and planing. During this procedure, we will remove the plaque and hardened plaque (called tartar) above and below your gum line, cleaning to the bottom of the gum pocket. Afterwards, we will plane the root, so the gums can reattach themselves to the teeth.
If you believe you need a deep cleaning or if you have not visited our office in a while, we urge you to contact us immediately. We will do everything we can to improve your dental health or take care of a serous dental concern. If your gums currently bleed and you are in pain, you owe it to yourself, from an overall health standpoint, to take care of the problem. Contact us today for an exam and consultation. Now—not later—is the time to act.