Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Bleeding gums Plantation FL Bleeding gums is usually an indication that there is something wrong with your oral health. The most common reason for bleeding gums is gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that can have adverse effects on your oral health if not properly treated. When the bacteria from the gums spread, it can lead to the formation of deep pockets around the gum line. Over time, the pockets will cause inflammation and irritation of the gums. In advanced cases of gum disease, the teeth will begin to shift and eventually lead to tooth loss. The best defense against gum disease is practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine and scheduling preventive care visits to an experienced dentist. If you notice bleeding gums, visit Westside Dental Center. Dr. Uttma Dham is a highly trained dentist in Plantation, FL who is committed to improving patient smiles through comprehensive, personalized solutions.

Preventing Bleeding Gums

As noted, bleeding gums is often an indication of gum disease. One of the best ways to minimize your risk of developing gum disease is to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist for a routine dental checkup. Dr. Dham recommends brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. Maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine helps keep the teeth and gums clean, which is an essential part of preventing gum disease. Biannual preventive care visit allows Dr. Dham to screen for complex dental problems, including gum disease. During a preventive care visit, patients will also receive a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gumline. Dr. Dham also takes the time to educate patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy smile.

At Westside Dental Center, our goal is to help patients maintain a healthy smile. We offer a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to help patients get one step closer to a healthier smile. If gum disease is determined during your preventive care visit, Dr. Dham offers a full range of periodontal therapy options, including laser dentistry. Laser Dentistry is one of the most effective solutions to treat gum disease. Laser Dentistry is a noninvasive procedure that reduces swelling, bleeding, and downtime needed after the procedure.

Get Treated For Bleeding Gums

Do you have bleeding gums?

Visit Westside Dental Center in Plantation, FL. Plantation dentist Dr. Dham is committed to providing exceptional dental care to patients in need. Dr. Dham will perform a full comprehensive exam and determine what solutions are right for you. We invite patients from surrounding communities in and around Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Sun Rise, and Davie to visit us at our Plantation, FL dental care practice. To schedule an appointment, (954) 251-0640 or request an appointment online.