Why You Should Not Ignore Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums and bad breath are two symptoms of gum disease and should not be ignored. Consult a dentist early as advanced gum disease can be more difficult to treat.

Key takeaways:

  • Your dentist may use laser gum surgery to remove the bacteria from around the gumline causing the infection.
  • Advanced gum disease may require a gum graft, replacing missing gum tissue with tissue from another part of the mouth.
  • Regular dentist appointments, teeth brushing and flossing are key to maintaining oral health and preventing gum disease.

“Treatment for gum disease can become expensive and involved if left to progress, which is why you should never ignore one of the first signs of gum disease—bleeding gums.”

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