Do your gums bleed after flossing or brushing? Does it hurt when you bite into crunchy or hard foods? Do you notice the colour of your gums changing colour and getting darker?
If you are experiencing one or more of those symptoms, chances are that you may have gum disease. Known as periodontal disease, or periodontitis, it is the result of hundreds and thousands of bacteria coming into contact with food particles, mucus or other forms of bacteria, causing plaque. Brushing your teeth twice a day can reduce the chances of plaque, however negligent dental hygiene can result to gingivitis.
Gingivitis is essentially the inflammation of the gums. It can lead to swollen and bleeding periodontal gums, particularly when brushing or flossing your teeth. If you notice blood when brushing your teeth, you are probably due for a visit to your local dentist.
In bad cases of gingivitis, we see gum decay, gum receding and tooth loss. Luckily, periodontal disease is treatable, and there are preventative and non-surgical methods in which everyone can do to reduce the chances of developing it, non-surgical methods, those gingivitis treatments include:
Professional dental cleaning
We tell all our patients that preventative measures are always the best when it comes to dental care, ways in which everyone can avoid periodontal disease includes:
Regular and routine oral care
Balanced vitamin intake
At Langmore Dental, we know what it takes to make our patients have a healthy and happy smile. If you have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, don’t ignore it, as it is possibly gum inflammation. Our friendly and professional team in Berwick are ready to treat your gum disease. Contact our dental team on 03 9796 1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org