Sore and/or bleeding gums

March 12, 2018 by Dr Paul Abrahams

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A woman visiting her dentist

Bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gum disease, so it is important to visit your dentist if you have either of these symptoms. Gum disease is very common and is caused by a thin layer of bacteria called plaque which builds upon the teeth. The bacteria release poisons which irritate your gums and make them red and swollen.

In the earlier stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis and affects the soft gum tissue.

If it is left to progress, it can worsen into its more serious state, periodontitis. This can cause your gums to shrink away from your teeth and the bone supporting your teeth can be destroyed. This means your teeth will become loose and may fall out.

Working with you, we can help to slow down or even stop gum disease from progressing with a good oral healthcare routine and regular professional cleans. More advanced cases can seek help from our registered periodontal specialists.

If you are having any gum problems, please do make an appointment to see how we can help you.

For more information on our smile makeover treatment or the process, contact us on 020 7586 1210 or contact us here. At Smile More Dental Care, we look forward to welcoming you to soon.


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