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March 13, 2018

How Can a Dentist in Altamonte Springs Help Gum Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — nlcdentistry @ 7:07 pm

woman dental visitWhat happens when you brush your teeth? If you have a healthy mouth, your teeth might feel slicker and cleaner. Your breath should smell fresh, like the minty toothpaste you have sitting next to your toothbrush. And finally, your gums should look pink, firm and strong.

However, if you don’t have a healthy mouth, you might notice some bleeding in your spit or on your toothbrush. Your gums might become swollen and turn red. Although your teeth might look clean, you’ll still taste the blood in your mouth. These are sign of gum disease—a dental concern that you should contact your dentist in Altamonte Springs about right away.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

As mentioned above, you’ll begin to see symptoms of gum disease in your dental hygiene routine. But why do gums bleed? Gum disease occurs when your there has been an imbalance in hormones (like pregnancy) that can cause them to inflame, or poor oral hygiene has let plaque and tartar attack your gum line. Either way, you’ll experience symptoms like these:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Sensitivity in the mouth
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession

Why should gum disease be treated right away?

If you have gum disease, the condition has progressed over time. The process of developing gum disease takes time as it progresses from gingivitis (the beginning stages) to gum disease, and then eventually to periodontal disease (advanced gum disease).

When gum disease advances to periodontal disease, you truly risk your oral and overall health. Periodontal disease is closely related to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and even strokes as the bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream from gum recession. Not to mention, you risk having your teeth painfully fall out!

How can a dentist help with gum disease?

If you notice that you have any symptoms of gum disease, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist has the tools and resources to help you nurture and repair your smile, including declining gum health. Whether it’s the start of bleeding during brushing or even sensitivity, you should start periodontal therapy right away.

If you have periodontal disease (advanced gum disease), then your dentist will perform deep cleanings frequently so that you can grow healthier gums. This therapy is consisted of scaling and root planing, or the meticulous removal of tartar and plaque from along and below the gum line.

Don’t hesitate to visit us or call our office for assistance!


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