We all have experienced bleeding gums at some point in our life. It can happen at any age and is most often caused by trauma from a foreign object being lodged between the gun and tooth or from poor oral hygiene. The first thing to realize is bleeding gums are not normal. Everyone should pay close attention to any area of their mouth that bleeds. Increase flossing, and rinse with warm salt water usually provides a resolution in 1-2 days. If the situation continues we suggest visiting your dentist as soon as possible for a problem-focused evaluation. While bleeding gums can be a painful and frightening experience, there are steps that you can take to avoid your gums bleeding. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for routine cleanings and a check-up on the health of their mouth is a great preventative measure. Regular visits allows your dental team an opportunity to catch problems early before they turn into major issues. Plus, we can make sure you’re always up on the latest products in oral health care products. Dr. Broome at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry regularly see patients with bleeding gums and have established protocols designed to help patients make it easy to follow their home care and know exactly needs to be done to get back to optimal health.
What Causes Bleeding Gums?
Like we mentioned, there are a number of issues that can cause the gums to bleed. The most common is poor oral hygiene, which leads to a buildup of plaque and tartar, which in turn leads to gingivitis (gum inflammation) or even periodontitis (infection around teeth). Gingivitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease, and when left untreated can turn into periodontal disease which is a serious infection of the gum and bone around your teeth. Approximately 60-80% of the entire American population (regardless of age) suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is actually one of the most common chronic disease in the world. Bleeding gums can also be a symptom of Periodontal Disease, CDC website shares some details.
When caught at an early stage, gum disease can be treated. However, if left unchecked, it can ultimately lead to bone and tooth loss. Every member of the team at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to helping patients find optimal health and keep their smile healthy and beautiful. We all know the bone is the foundation which supports the teeth and your smile. It makes sense that if there is infection that threatens that foundation we would be concerned. The words, “Gum Disease” can be unsettling, but rest assured that Dr. Broome has solutions that include active therapy for all stages of periodontal disease.
How to Avoid Bleeding Gums
The best way to avoid bleeding gums is simply to practice consistent good oral hygiene and see a dentist regularly. Dr. Broome believes in co-discovery and working as a partner with every patient. He will identify an issue and use digital pictures, radiographs (x-rays), DNA testing, as well as our digital microscope sampling to show you what we see. Our patients tell us they love being able to actually see what we see and feel like they can participate in their own healthcare. Today, a wide range of minimally invasive techniques are available to solve problems. We also have a wide variety of home care products that can make your job much easier and less frustrating. We all love less stress and less worry! Remember, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and any problems here will show up in other areas of the body. An area that is bleeding in the mouth is an open door to your entire circulatory system. Inflammation and infection in your mouth doesn’t stay isolated there but travels via the bloodstream to parts of your body. Research shows almost all diseases are related to inflammation. Our goal is simple, promote health by actively working to reduce inflammation and infection in the mouth and prevent it from spreading to other areas of the body!
Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is not just about cosmetic dentistry. We also provide a full range of general dentistry services in a relaxing and luxurious facility. We encourage regular visits, which allows us the opportunity to make sure you are on track and healthy. Plus, it’s easy for us to help you look and feel your best!
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Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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