Regular dental check-ups and cleanings with us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville are critical for good dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.
Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two, you don’t need to be concerned. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office, so we can examine you for the possibility of gum disease.
Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also observe bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and is also associated with health issues like diabetes and heart disease.
Along with regular checkups, your best defense against gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth every day – twice a day, in fact. If you don’t, your chances of getting it increase.
If you are showing any signs of gum disease at all, please contact us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. We offer gum disease treatment, and a complete range of general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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