Bleeding gums is a sign that there is an issue with your oral health. Bleeding gums may be a sign or early or later stage gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that may compromise the gum tissue, bone structure, and teeth if not properly treated.
The longer gum disease is left untreated, the more likely patients will experience complex complications like tooth loss. When gum disease is diagnosed in its earliest stages, patients are more likely to avid extensive treatment solutions.
Cincinnati, OH dentist, Dr. Marvin Kaplan recommend that patients visit his office at least twice a year for routine dental exams and professional dental cleanings. Dr. Kaplan can create personalized solutions to treat various stages of gum disease. Depending on your needs, Dr. Kaplan may recommend scaling & root planing, laser dentistry, or gum surgery to restore health back to your teeth and gums.
Why Your Gums Bleed
Once gum disease has developed, patients may experience tender, swollen, and irritated gums. The gum tissue becomes inflamed and may cause sensitivity and bleeding throughout the gum tissue. As gum disease progresses, patients may also experience:
- Bleeding gums
- Tooth decay
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
- Bone deterioration
- Swollen or red gums
- Facial sagging
If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with Dr. Kaplan. During your visit to our Cincinnati, OH dental office, Dr. Kaplan can perform a full comprehensive exam to search for any dysfunction in the teeth and gums.
Schedule A Routine Dental Screening
If you notice any signs of gum disease be sure to schedule a visit to our Cincinnati, OH dental office.Dr. Kaplan w1ill work with you to create a personalized solution to restore health back to the teeth and gums. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaplan, call our dental office at (513) 342-2644 or request a comprehensive exam using our convenient online form.