If you notice that your gums bleed frequently, it may be an indication of a more complex oral health concern. If you are experiencing bleeding gums it is likely that there is a bacterial infection in your gums that should be addressed as soon as possible. Bleeding gums are the most common side effect of gum disease. Marr Family Dentistry in Greeley, CO provides comprehensive diagnosis and innovative treatment options for gingivitis and periodontitis.
There are precautions every patient can take to help control the development and spread of gum disease. Twice daily brushing and flossing and biannual dental health exams help avoid the progression of the disease. Early intervention of gum disease allows for more conservative and effective treatment. Regular visits to the dentist allow Dr. Marr and Dr. Marr to catch gum disease in its earliest stages for conservative treatment.
Bleeding gums are often your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If you experience bleeding gums, swollen, tender or red gums or any pus or change in the fit of your bite, contact our Greeley dentist office as soon as possible.
Bleeding Gums: What To Consider
Treating bleeding gums may not seem urgent, but Dr. Marr and Dr. Marr highly encourage their patients to seek treatment as soon as possible. Recent research shows that there is a direct oral-body connection between patients with periodontitis and many major systemic health concerns. Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern and as the bacteria spreads it can negatively impact the health of your entire body. Gum disease is directly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications and respiratory disease.
Periodontal disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adult patients in the United States. Infected gums become compromised and are unable to support teeth. The gum line will often begin to recede leaving the root structure exposed and susceptible to damage or sensitivity. The tooth roots can become loose and teeth eventually fall out. Once teeth are lost, the bone structure of the jaw may begin to deteriorate leaving the face looking sunken in and prematurely aged. When diagnosed early, gum disease can be treated and tooth loss can be prevented.
Treatment Options For Bleeding Gums
Treatment for gum disease will depend on the progression of the disease as well as the patient’s overall oral health. Our dentists will conduct a thorough oral health exam and evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. Dr. Marr offers a full range of treatment options for periodontal disease and the associated oral health effects.
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Tissue Regeneration
- Laser Dentistry
- Pocket Elimination Surgery
- Full-Service Dental Implants
Your Marr Family Dentist may recommend a combination of restorative and periodontal therapy treatments to restore your oral health. We strongly encourage patients to address all oral health concerns as they are often interlinked and can worsen over time. Treating gum disease can help prevent the development of secondary oral health concerns and systemic complications.
Schedule An Appointment
If your gums are bleeding, swollen, tender or red, contact our Greeley, CO dentist office immediately, or schedule an appointment online. Our highly trained dental care team offers comprehensive treatment options in a personable and friendly environment. We can help to restore health, function, and beauty to your smile.