Many people think it is normal for their gums to bleed when they brush and/or floss. Unfortunately, This couldn’t be more untrue. Would you be worried if your hands bled while washing them?
Bleeding and Swollen gums are a red flag that your gums are infected with bacteria. This infection will spread if left untreated. This bacteria will destroy the support structures and jawbone that keep your teeth in place. With insufficient tooth structure your teeth may become loose and eventually need to be extracted.
This Bacteria turns into dental plaque, Which then turns into Periodontal Disease. Plaque forms on your teeth some time after you brush. If not removed for awhile plaque inflames your gum tissue. When gum tissue is inflamed this cause swollen bleeding gums, this early sign of periodontal disease is called Gingivitis.
Periodontal Disease is preventable with good oral hygiene. Visit your Dentist minimum of 2 times a year, brushing 2-3 times daily, and regular flossing. If you already have Periodontal Disease it is recommended that you visit your Dentist and Dental Hygienist more often. Having regular appointments and Perio Cleanings can stop the progression of Bone loss. If you skip dental visits the plaque build up on your teeth hardens and calcifies. We call this Tarter, Plaque and Tarter build up in layers and if not removed it damages your gums and the jawbone surrounding your teeth.
We would love to answer any questions or concerns regarding this matter. We love taking the best care of our patients. Please give Becky a call at Power Ranch Dental. We have an amazing staff, and Gentle Dental Hygienists who specialize in taking care of our patients needs. (480) 988-2282