Bleeding Gum Treatment in Phoenix
While there is obvious importance attached to caring for your teeth, many people will often forget the importance of caring for their gums. When it comes to oral hygiene, caring for your gums is just as, if not more important, that of caring for your teeth.
Your teeth may look healthy and strong, but you should realize that your gums provide the rooted foundation for your teeth, and should you neglect your gums, you may find that you stumble across many issues.
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If your gums start to bleed every time you floss or brush, there is quite a high possibility that you have underlying dental health issues that require attention from your dental professional as soon as possible.
One of the biggest misconceptions among the general public is that bleeding gums is a normal thing. Bleeding gum tissue is only ever deemed to be normal should you have undergone a change in your dental routine or applied a little too much pressure when brushing. But if it is happening on a regular and frequent basis, this is not normal.
It may be a rather shocking figure to look at, but around 80% of adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease, and the biggest indicator that you are one of these is bleeding gums. In the following sections, we are going to look at some of the most common questions about bleeding gums and Dr. Trujillo can help with the treatment of them.
Why Are My Gums Bleeding?
When it comes to bleeding gums, they are usually one of the most prominent signs of a health problem called gum disease or periodontal disease. If we look at tooth loss in American adults, the primary cause of this is gum disease.
If we look a little deeper into what causes gum disease, we see that it is caused by an infection of the tissue that keeps your teeth in place. Gum disease is often caused by poor oral hygiene routine and a lack of proper attention being paid during flossing and brushing
When your oral hygiene routine starts to falter, this will generally allow a sticky film of bacteria called plaque to build up over the teeth and harden. When plaque hardens, it will eventually harden and create tartar. Tartar is a substance that calcifies and will then create gum irritation and ultimately result in bleeding gums.
Over the past few decades, there have been extensive studies into the long term effects of periodontal disease, and the studies have shown that it can be linked to more substantial health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and respiratory problems.
It has recently been suggested that gum disease will eventually force bacteria into the bloodstream, which allows it access to attach to lipid deposits in the vessels. As a worst-case scenario, this can lead to blood clots, which will often result in cardiovascular and pulmonary issues.
If you are suffering from bleeding gums and live in Phoenix, then come see us at appointments with Dr. Trujillo, they act as an important measure to help you detect the early signs of gum disease and action them before they get out of hand.
Between your dental appointments, there is also vast importance attached to your at-home dental hygiene routine. When it comes to your dental hygiene, you should be following the three important cleaning steps to eliminate as much bacteria as possible.
At least twice per day, but preferably after every meal, you should be brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash to eliminate as much bacteria as possible from the mouth. When you brush, you should be using a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a very small amount of dentist recommended toothpaste. While brushing, don’t forget to brush the roof of the mouth and the tongue.
While flossing, you should make sure you have sufficient floss and perform a sawing motion in between each tooth. Doing this will help you eliminate any stubborn debris stuck between the teeth that can cause bacteria.
I Already Have Bleeding Gums. What Can I Do?
If you have bleeding gums and upon a recent visit with Dr. Trujillo he has confirmed that you have gum disease, a treatment plan will be put into place for you that will be based on the severity of the gum disease found.
If Dr. Trujillo finds that your gum disease is in the early stages, then the solution may be as simple as improving your home oral hygiene routine. If Dr. Trujillo discovers that the gum disease is more advanced, then an action plan required a more detailed periodontal plan will be put into place.
Dr. Trujillo has many years of experience with periodontal therapy, which will ultimately aim to rid the mouth of bacteria. There are many paths that can be taken in advanced treatments of periodontal disease such as laser treatment, antibiotics, scaling, and root planing. With laser therapy, Dr. Trujillo will use a laser to access and remove inflamed gum tissue.
After the tissue is removed, the root of the tooth will be exposed. At this point, root scaling starts, which involves removing the calcified tartar and plaque build-up that has formed below the gum line. Finally, Dr. Trujillo will smooth out the root, thus allowing it to regenerate and begin to heal.
Schedule An Appointment Today
If you are suffering from bleeding gums and live in Phoenix, Dr. Trujillo’s practice is here to help. We have many years of experience working with patients from all walks of life, and we know the importance of catching and tackling gum disease early.
At Dr. Trujillo’s practice, it is our aim to take your from the 80% of Americans suffering from gum disease and put you into the 20% that are not. Please schedule an appointment today.
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