Bleeding gums are a sign that you are suffering from gum disease (gingivitis). This occurs when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and forms calculus which irritate the gums and cause inflammation. While gum disease does vary in severity, early symptoms include bad breath, tender gums or bleeding gums.
The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Other risk factors of gum disease are: smoking, crooked or crowded teeth, breathing through your mouth, food and drinks high in sugar and some medications.
The best way to prevent gum disease is to maintain your oral hygiene.
Brush regularly, floss, maintain dental appointments. If you’re suffering from bleeding gums it is important to book an appointment with your dentist.
They will be able to assess the severity of your gum disease and perform a deep clean. If left untreated it can lead to Periodontitis (a severe form of gum disease), which results in bone loss and can lead to pain and eventually loss of teeth.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.