Bleeding gums are usually a sign that your gums are swollen and inflamed due to the presence of bacterial plaque. This is also known as gingivitis.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of gingivitis this is good reason to visit your dental practice. The presence of bacteria can lead in some individuals to periodontitis and gingivitis is often the precursor of this more serious condition.
When you come to Ethicare Dental your dentist will carry out a full examination. The key to determining your treatment plan is accurate diagnosis and this is where the dentists and hygienists at our West London dental practice have years of experience. As a result you will receive the appropriate type of dental care for your particular circumstance.
Gingivitis may or may not continue to a more serious disease known as periodontitis. However even if it doesn’t, as well as bleeding gums, other symptoms can go hand-in-hand with gingivitis, such as bad breath and pain as a result of food impaction or acute infection. Whatever your concern we will make sure you receive the best possible dental care to address your particular concerns and alleviate your particular symptoms.
At Ethicare Dental we have a well defined protocol for dealing with varying severities of periodontal disease which will involve sessions with one of our hygienists and may involve treatment with our periodontal specialist.