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Gum Disease

Bleeding and Swollen Gums

Bleeding or swollen gums are usually a sign of gingivitis or early onset gum disease. The friendly team of dentists at The Fine Tooth Company can treat gum disease and gingivitis. If you are experiencing severe bleeding of gums speak to our emergency dentists today to find out how you can treat the bleeding and reduce swelling.

What is the main cause of gingivitis?

Gingivitis (the early stages of gum disease or periodontitis), usually happens as a result of plaque and tartar build-up around the teeth closer to the edge where gums and teeth join.

What happens when gingivitis is left untreated?

Gingivitis if left untreated can lead to a more severe form of gum disease as well as other dental health issues like:

  • Periodontitis (severe gum disease)
  • Loss of teeth
  • Damage to a jaw bone

Common causes of periodontitis:

  • Tooth decay (a result of tartar & plaque buildup)
  • Poor oral hygiene

The treatment for periodontitis:

An important part of treating gum disease is early detection, some of the treatments include:

  • Professional dental check-up & clean
  • Dental scale & clean
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene
  • Healthy diet
  • Regular visits to the dentist

Bleeding & Swollen Gums as a result of Gum Disease can be easily treated by the dentists at The Fine Tooth Company. It takes only a few regular deep cleaning dental appointments and changes in oral hygiene habits at home to get it under control. To book in your appointment contact our friendly team today!

Contact our friendly team to book your appointment today!