While brushing your teeth, you notice something you didn’t expect. You see blood on your gums. That’s not good. It’s a sign that you may have gum disease, which is a reason you should schedule a visit to Advanced Dental Center.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection of your periodontal tissue. This can develop when you have plaque and tartar, which can irritate your gums. This creates an opportunity for bacteria to inflame the soft tissues along your gumline.
What are the signs of a gum infection?
As we noted above, bleeding when you brushing or floss is often one of the first things people notice. (It’s also a clue that you aren’t flossing as often as you should.) Red and swollen gums are also clues. In time, you may develop receding gums, notice persistent bad breath, or become aware of loose teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.
How can I treat gum disease?
For mild cases, improving your daily oral care routine may be enough. However, the safe bet is to schedule an appointment at Advanced Dental Center. We offer non-surgical gum disease treatments at our office. Our deep cleaning can get your oral health back on track.