Do your gums bleed during routine tooth brushing or flossing?
There are a range of factors that can affect the health of your gums and bleeding gums are often a sign that periodontal disease is present. When harmful bacteria commonly found in the mouth builds up on tooth and gum surfaces, decay and infection begin to affect the health of the gums. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and symptoms such as bleeding gums should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further or permanent damage.
Ridgetop Dental is home to Dr. Datta Malyavantham and a team of dental professionals dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Periodontal screenings are part of our routine dental care and we offer diagnosis and treatment for all stages of gum disease.
Common Causes of Bleeding Gums
There are a range of risk factors for gum disease and causes for bleeding and irritated gums. It is important to have your gum health assessed by Dr. Datta, or a dentist at Ridgetop Dental to ensure that any necessary treatment is given in a timely manner to restore healthy gums.
Factors affecting your periodontal health can include:
- Lifestyle and dietary habits
- Tobacco use
- Medical conditions
- Certain medications
We will take the time to get to know you and understand not only the condition of your dental health but what other factors are affecting the health of your smile, providing individualized care and advice.