Don’t Ignore Bleeding Gums
If your gums bleed during regular brushing and flossing, you are unfortunately one of millions of Americans suffering from gum disease. You’re not alone. Did you know that over half of the American adult population suffers from some form of gum disease? Did you also know that left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk for serious systemic health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke? Don’t ignore your bleeding gums! Call Dr. Dassani and together we can come up with a solution to get your gums healthy again.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a common and dangerous infection of the gum tissue, usually caused by poor oral hygiene. Certain factors increase your risk for developing gum disease, including genetic predisposition, pH balance, diet, and lifestyle habits (but keeping your teeth clean is the best way to avoid it).
When plaque is allowed to remain on the teeth, it eventually hardens into tartar. Tartar allowed to remain on the teeth irritates the gums, and the gums eventually start to pull away from the teeth, or recede. Gum recession can leave tooth roots exposed, causing pain and sensitivity, and leaving room for further infection and decay. Deep pockets begin to form between the gums and the teeth, where more bacteria get trapped and the infection progresses. Eventually, the teeth become loose and fall out.
If losing your teeth wasn’t enough, left untreated, the infection has a direct pathway to enter the body and wreak havoc on your internal organs and systemic health.
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to:
- Tooth & bone loss
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Birth defects
- High blood pressure
- Certain types of cancers
What can we do?
The good news is, with the skilled and compassionate care of Dr. Dassani and our team at Dassani Dentistry, gum disease is treatable, and reversible when caught in the early stages. We will recommend changes to your oral hygiene routine and more regular visits with us. We are also proud to offer some of the most advanced gum disease treatments available, right here from the comfort of your dental home! At Dassani Dentistry, there’s no need to find a periodontist or gum specialist, Dr. Dassani can treat your gum disease and reverse gum recession today.
Give us a call!
If you’re looking for a skilled periodontist in Houston to treat your gum disease, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions about gum disease, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Houston periodontist*, Dr. Dassani at Dassani Dentistry, give us a call today!
*Dr. Dassani is a general dentist providing periodontal services.