Healthy gums don't bleed!
"Healthy gums don't bleed" - this is very effective approach on looking at the issue. Gums disease most of the time goes unnoticed, because it does not create any significant pain to the teeth or the gums themselves. Gum disease (or periodontitis) is a chronic inflammation in a space that surrounds the tooth attachment to the bone and the gum itself. This inflammation is usually caused by bacteria found in the dental plaque. Because the space has a rich blood supply your body is able to remove all the inflammatory byproducts before the gums swell up too much or start hurting. And this is what makes the situation quite dangerous, because your gum has a problem but does not hurt. You cannot fight the enemy that you are not aware of, right? The gum disease however has a telltale signs, such as bad breath and... bleeding! The bad breath sometimes may also go unnoticed, but everyone will be aware of the bleeding when they brush their teeth.
So, what makes the gum disease so dangerous? If the bacterias are not regularly removed from the teeth they become capable of colonizing the space surrounding the tooth under the top of the gum. The inflammation in the gum will cause a progressive meltdown of the bone tissue anchoring the teeth and the teeth will lose the necessary support and may become mobile and then lost. This process is slow, may continue for years and the rate of it depends on the genetics and presence of other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and different medications that you might be taking to control other diseases. The bitter part is that the bone that is lost to periodontitis cannot be restored or regenerated to 100% of initial volume. It's just gone!
That must making you think of the following:"What do I do to get rid of those colonies of bacterias and maintain my gums in a healthy state?" While we cannot control our genetics, we certainly can control those bacteria on our teeth. Here at Your Family Dentist the doctor will remove hard mineralized deposits from around your teeth, will treat the affected surface of the roots and will go over the oral hygiene instructions. Once those hard calcium deposits are out you will be able to control absence of the bacterias by your daily oral hygiene routine. And the gum bleeding will be gone! So will the bad breath. Seeing bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth? Good chances are your gums have been affected by the gum disease.
Call Your Family Dentist and make the appointment for the consultation and treatment.