Gum Disease Treatment in Wheelers Hil

Red means stop. If you see red – on your floss, your toothbrush, or in the sink after brushing – you most likely have bleeding gums, and you simply cannot ignore it. It may be a sign of gingivitis, a gum disease which left untreated can cause serious problems, pain and money.

Did you know that more people lose their teeth due to gum disease than from tooth decay? So if your gums are bleeding, you need to seek prompt treatment by contacting Waverley Park Dental Care to schedule an immediate appointment. A simple checkup could prevent a host of complications and expenses.


What Causes Gums to Bleed?

Infection, injury or inflammation is the usual cause of bleeding gums. If you don’t brush or floss properly, a thin layer of plaque can form at the gum line. Gingivitis, or swelling of your gums, can quickly set in, causing the initial bleeding.


How Can I Prevent My Gums From Bleeding?

There are lots of ways to protect your gums from disease. Here are some to consider:

  • Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss after each meal; change your toothbrush frequently.
  • Avoid using mouthwash that contains alcohol as it can aggravate the situation.
  • Keep your diet healthy; avoid carbohydrates and sugary snacks that invite plaque buildup on teeth and gums.
  • Take necessary vitamin supplements; ask your doctor about any prescription side effects that may affect your gums.
  • Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco; obviously these won’t help the situation.
  • Come in for your regular checkup – contact us now to get on our calendar.

Have More Questions About Gum Disease?

Gingivitis can lead to more severe periodontal gum disease, jaw bone disease and even loss of teeth if it is not addressed in its earliest stages. Please contact our office if you’re experiencing any bleeding of the gums. The good news is gum disease is easily prevented and treated if detected early. We are always here to help you!

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