Bleeding Gums

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Bleeding gums are a sign of infection. Healthy gums do not bleed. Brush and floss the area well. If bleeding persists, Contact Us immediately for an appointment.

Infection can lead to Gum Disease and tooth loss. Bleeding gums can often be your first indication of infection. Early stages of Gum Disease are rarely painful, so bleeding gums may be your only indication of Gum Disease! Healthy gums do not bleed.

Bleeding gums can be your first indication of infection that is not limited to your mouth. Those with bleeding gums may have increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. Early stages of gum disease are rarely painful, so bleeding gums can be a key signal in recognizing increased inflammation in your body which requires good daily oral hygiene and preventive dental care to cure. Treating oral inflammation is a key to achieving healthy teeth, gums, and overall health for a lifetime.

What are the Dangers of Gum Disease?

Gum Disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. More importantly, the infection releases toxins into the bloodstream leading to serious health risks:

diagram of Gum Disease dangers

Sources: National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
and American Heart Association

 

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