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Bleeding Gums? Periodontal Disease
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Dr. Ginnie Chen

Bleeding Gums? Periodontal Disease

Do you have bleeding gums when you brush your teeth or just notice that your gums bleed when you touch them? Most people think its normal. But when your hands bleeds when washing them, aren't you concerned?

Bleeding gums is the first sign of infection with bacteria. If not taken care of it can spread to other part of the bone that support your teeth. Eventually your tooth will be loose and may have to be extracted.

What causes bleeding gums. It all starts with the food you eat that sticks to root of your tooth call plaque. In an effort to get rid of the plaque the cell of the body's immune system release substances that inflame and damage the gums and bone around the tooth. This leads to swollen and bleeding gums.

To prevent bleeding gums or gingivitis, practice proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. Most people see the dentist every 6 months but if you have gum disease than you will need to see the dentist more often. Your dentist will help you prevent the gum disease before it gets any worse.

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