Many people think its normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss, when in fact; it’s one of the earliest signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are infected with bacteria. If nothing is done, the infection can spread. It can destroy the structures that support your teeth in your jawbone. Eventually, your teeth can become so loose that they have to be extracted. The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable, and reversible, and here at Flossophy Dental we can give your gums the treatment they deserve.
The three stages of gum disease – from least to most severe – are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms: swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums, gums that recede or move away from the tooth, persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth, loose teeth and visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums.
If your gums bleed when your brush/floss or you experience mouth pain on a daily basis, give us a call to discuss your options. To learn more about periodontal disease and other services offered here at Flossophy Dental, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333.