Bleeding Gums New Braunfels, TX
The health of your mouth plays a role in the health of your entire body, so any signs of gum disease need to be taken seriously. Bleeding gums are one of the symptoms of gum disease and can be a sign that your gums have become inflamed or infected. Sore and painful gums should not be ignored. If you have bleeding gums, set up an appointment for an oral evaluation with your doctor as soon as possible.
Here is a closer look at some common causes of bleeding gums:
If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by loss of bone and potentially tooth loss. There is no cure for periodontal disease; however, it can controlled and managed through periodontal therapy, maintenance cleanings, and meticulous homecare. Periodic screenings for gum disease are an important part of the dental exam in order to detect the presence of this disease in the mouth.
When you notice your gums are bleeding often, set up a consultation with your doctor. A dental professional can determine whether the bleeding gums are a symptom of gum disease and recommend a treatment plan designed to restore your oral health to a healthier state.
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 629-1954 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!