Is it okay to have bleeding gums?

Is it okay to have bleeding gums?  gums

There are many reasons your gums might bleed, but bleeding usually warns of a problem. A patient may be brushing too hard, or bleeding may be an early sign of gum disease.  We can instruct you on the best toothbrush and pressure for effective brushing. If your gums show signs of gingivitis or gum disease, more frequent and deeper hygiene treatment may be recommended to stop the disease and restore your gums to good health. It is important to realize that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults.  It has also been linked to many overall health conditions including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant health problems.

Ashley, our hygienist, has received specialized training to provide non-surgical treatment to help our patients keep healthy gums.  In most cases, the treatment can take place in our office, eliminating the need to drive to the office of a specialist.