Do you experience bleeding gums during and after brushing and flossing your teeth?
The majority of patients who visit the dentist with bleeding gums issues tend to be in the early stages of Periodontitis, or gum disease. What most patients don’t know is that early signs of gum disease can be treated with relatively painless dental procedures. Dr. Naguib and his dental care team can provide gum infection and plaque control.
Removing infected gum tissue and deep cleaning the affected area can be done without the need for gum surgery. You risk loosing your teeth if this issue is left without treatment. You can treat periodontitis at Premier Dental Care in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA. Dr. Karim Naguib and his team have experience in treating gum disease and other dental concerns.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Receding gums
- Mouth sores
- Bleeding gums
- Tender gums
- Red gums
Gum disease can also increase your risk of these conditions:
- Gum swelling
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Gum recession
- Shifting teeth
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attacks
If you have noticed any of these problems connected to your oral health, call our Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565. Our professional staff will work with you to find a treatment that aligns with your specific needs.
Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment
Schedule a visit with Dr. Naguib and his professional team twice a year to help maintain and check up on the health of your teeth and gums. If you have noticed your gums bleeding, please schedule an appointment at our office for a check-up. Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, it is important to catch gum disease early before the infection spreads and leads to more problems.
Gum disease can be treated with antibacterial rinses, laser therapy, gum surgery, or scaling and root planing. Dr. Naguib will assess your teeth and gums before periodontal treatment in order to determine which option works best for you.
Are there other reasons my gums could be bleeding?
Pregnancy, vigorous flossing or brushing, dentures that do not fit correctly and certain medications are also causes of bleeding gums. Pregnant women often suffer from gums that bleed due to hormonal changes taking place in the body. We advise that they continue to brush and floss, but be extra careful around delicate gum tissue to prevent bleeding.
Does smoking cause bleeding gums?
Yes! Any form of tobacco is extremely damaging to your gums. People who use tobacco on a regular basis are more likely to suffer from gum disease. Using tobacco can also lead to sore gums, sensitive teeth, and painful sores in the mouth.
How can I prevent bleeding gums?
The best way to prevent your gums from bleeding is to take proper care of your overall oral health. This includes daily flossing and brushing and visiting your dentist every six months. You should also avoid tobacco, eat a healthy diet and control your stress. Living an overall healthy life will help protect your gums and oral health.
Request an Appointment Today
Receive comfortable treatment at Premier Dental Care in Lancaster and Palmdale to treat gum disease today. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online. Dr. Naguib and his professional team offer friendly, high-quality dental care to patients of all ages.