If you are seeing pink in the sink when you brush your teeth, don’t ignore it. Bleeding gums can be your first warning sign that your gum health is in jeopardy. While gum disease is easily treatable in its early stages, advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss as well as put your overall health at risk. West Hill Family Dental offers proven therapies to restore your gum health. Your gums are the foundation of your smile; therefore, we always take the time to educate patients on how to care for their gums and detect worrisome symptoms.
If your bleeding gums are accompanied by any of the following symptoms, you may need treatment for gingivitis, or early gum disease:
- Red, swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
Symptoms and Causes of Receding Gums
While receding gums can be caused by the aging process or brushing too hard, they can also be an indication of gum disease. If you have receding gums, you may notice that your teeth look longer than usual and they are more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. This is due to the fact that your tooth root is more exposed. If gum disease is the culprit to your receding gums, an effective periodontal therapy plan should be initiated to restore the gums back to health. This may be as simple as implementing better brushing habits at home or coming to our office for a deep cleaning.
For more insight on how we treat bleeding and receding gums at West Hill Family Dental, please call our Rocky Hill office today. When it comes to diagnosing and treating gum problems, time is of the essence.