Bleeding gums are very frequently a sign of gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. During this stage, you will notice the presence of sore, inflamed, or painful gums. The best ways to cure gingivitis are brushing, flossing, antibacterial mouth rinses, and a professional cleaning.
If gingivitis progresses, it will turn into periodontitis, at which point the bone supporting the teeth will begin to deteriorate. Some of the signs are loose teeth and sore, receding gums. Most cases of periodontitis can be cured with the use of local antibiotics and scaling and root planning.
There have been significant advancements in understanding the relationship between periodontal disease and other systemic conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pregnancy. It is important to recognize the signs early on and get treatment. Lexington dentist Dr. Will Yoder and his highly trained team use the latest and most proven techniques to treat gum disease, most of which are very non-invasive and predictable. We would be happy to talk to you more about this common dental concern.