Do You Have Bleeding Gums? Our Rockhampton Dentists Can Help

If you have red, swollen or bleeding gums when you brush your teeth or bite into crunchy foods it could be a sign that you have gum disease. If ignored, gum disease will escalate into periodontal disease which can cause bone and tooth loss, so it’s important to take this situation seriously.

Fortunately, our experienced dentists are able to treat bleeding gums at our Rockhampton and Emerald clinics and return them to normal. Contact us today to book an appointment for bleeding gums.

Do You Have Bleeding Gums? Our Rockhampton Dentists Can Help

If you have red, swollen or bleeding gums when you brush your teeth or bite into crunchy foods it could be a sign that you have gum disease. If ignored, gum disease will escalate into periodontal disease which can cause bone and tooth loss, so it’s important to take this situation seriously.

Fortunately, our experienced dentists are able to treat bleeding gums at our Rockhampton and Emerald clinics and return them to normal. Contact us today to book an appointment for bleeding gums.

What do bleeding gums mean? Our Rockhampton dentist explains

Bleeding gums are a result of poor oral hygiene and a failure to remove plaque from the gum line. When plaque is allowed to build-up it irritates and inflames the gums which often causes them to bleed when they’re brushed or flossed. Fortunately, at this early stage (known as gingivitis) the gum tissue can be returned to normal quite easily.

Failure to address the situation, however, will cause your bleeding gums to worsen and overtime, will start to recede from the teeth. One this happens, pockets can start to form between the teeth trapping harmful bacteria and germs. This is termed as periodontitis or advanced gum disease and is more complicated and costly to treat.

What diseases cause bleeding gums?

Periodontitis is the number one cause of bleeding gums in Emerald and Rockhampton. Other less common causes of bleeding gums can include pregnancy and Vitamin C deficiency. Do bear in mind that gum disease has also been linked to more serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and strokes. So it’s important to address the problem.

How can bleeding gums be stopped?

Wherever possible our dentists take a non-invasive holistic approach to gum disease treatment with improved oral hygiene, cleaning and scaling, and root planing.
When unhealthy tissue can’t be saved, more advanced technologies are used.

These include:

  • Pocket reduction procedures
  • Crown lengthening
  • Bone grafts
  • Regenerative procedures

Our dentists may also refer you to a specialist when necessary.

If you’re concerned about bleeding gums in Rockhampton or Emerald or are overdue a general check-up, why not visit the friendly dental teams at A2Z dental. We can give you peace of mind or draw up a treatment plan to get your oral health back in tip-top condition.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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