Spring area patients ask if bleeding gums is a serious problem
It’s unfortunate when patients are not concerned about serious problems with their dental health. Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS regularly sees patients from the Spring area who may bring up the subject of bleeding gums during their dental visit. Some patients believe that bleeding gums is not a concern. Maybe they brushed their teeth too hard or floss cut into their gums. Whatever the excuse, this is always a sign of a bigger issue, gingivitis.
Gingivitis is one of the initial stages of gum disease—also known as periodontal disease. Gum disease is a chronic condition that can leave one’s smile in jeopardy. It is known for causing the loss of bone, gum tissue, and teeth when left untreated. This is why patients should bring up any concerns they have with their dental health to Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS when they appear. Bleeding gums are not normal and require an evaluation.
Gingivitis is characterized by bleeding gums, as well as other concerns such as uncontrollable bad breath (halitosis) and inflamed, red, and sore gum tissue. At this point, gum disease is reversible. Patients may undergo a thorough professional cleaning at their dental office and they may be given instructions by their dentist about how to maintain their oral health and avoid the progression of the disease. Patients may need to visit their dentist more often for examinations at this time to ensure the problem is controlled.
Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS is focused on his patients’ health and wellbeing. He wants to make sure everyone can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile. The most important part of oral health is home care between dental visits. By brushing and flossing after every meal, patients can maintain their dazzling smile while avoiding problems such as cavities and periodontal disease, which can creep up when patients are not maintaining their regular dental habits.
If you live in or around the Spring area and you have considered a quality dentist, contact Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS today. His practice serves patients in Spring and the surrounding cities including Conroe and The Woodlands.
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