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My gums bleed – do I have periodontal disease?

my gums bleed - periodontal disease treatment in Newbury

Prevent gum disease by brushing your teeth and getting regular checkups

Q: What is periodontal disease?

A: Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue, also known as gum disease, which can eventually lead to losing your teeth. If your gums bleed, you may be at risk for periodontal disease. In order to prevent inflammation and infection, follow proper hygiene to remove plaque between the gum line and between the teeth every day. Brush correctly, floss, and follow our instructions in order to minimize your risk of gum disease.

Q: What symptoms should I look out for?

A: Bleeding gums when brushing, bad taste and smelly breath, swollen gums, sensitivity to touch, receding gums, loose teeth and pain are all symptoms of periodontal disease.

Q: What is the best way to treat of gum infections?

A: Treatment varies depending on the severity of the disease. Plaque must be removed by a hygienist, and if there are any cavities or other issues with the teeth they must be taken care of as well. It is advised to use a mouthwash daily. It is important to come for regular checkups in order to maintain healthy gums.

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Early discovery and prevention is the best cure for gum disease. If your gums bleed, don’t wait. Call now for a free initial consultation, or just fill out the form and click Send.