Bleeding Gums - Waterford, CT

Gums Bleed Easily?

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You May Have Gum Disease

If your gums bleed easily when you brush and floss, you’re experiencing one of the most common symptoms of gum disease. A progressive condition, gum disease is characterized by infection of the gum tissues. When plaque, the sticky film found on your teeth after eating and drinking, is left to harden into tartar, it releases bacteria that irritate the gums. The resulting infection and inflammation are what causes your gums to bleed easily and appear red and swollen. Over time, your gums will recede and pull away from your teeth, creating more space for bacteria and tartar to reside. If you have bleeding gums in Waterford, CT reach out, we can help. It’s critical to your oral health and physical wellbeing that you seek treatment at the first sign of swollen bleeding gums, especially if you’re also experiencing bad breath, receding gums, and loose or sensitive teeth.

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The Health Consequences of Oral Disease

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Treatment for Every Stage of Gum Disease

Though only gingivitis can be cured, there are many procedures available that can treat and monitor your gum disease. Both surgical and non-surgical, these treatments are designed to provide a healthy oral environment that lowers the chances of infection returning in the future. Our team will determine if you need one or more of the following treatments once you have been evaluated:

Don’t ignore bleeding gums.

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