If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you may have gingivitis. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is a precursor to periodontitis, also known as gum disease. This early stage of gum disease can be reversed with professional dental care. However, if left untreated, gingivitis may lead to gum recession or tooth loss.
Doctors Bruce and Richard Corbin treat bleeding gums in Bayside, NY. At Corbin Dental, our experienced dentists are dedicated to providing preventative care to stop dental problems from worsening. Dr. Bruce and Richard Corbin take the unique experience of each patient into account to create a personalized treatment.
Signs of Gum Disease
There are several common symptoms of periodontitis to be aware of:
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Red or swollen gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Tooth or gum sensitivity
- Receding gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the fit of dentures or bridges
- Persistent bad breath
Please contact our Bayside or Oyster Bay dental office if you notice any of these signs of gum disease. We can help reverse the damage done to the teeth and gums and put you back on track to maintaining a healthy smile.
Why are Healthy Gums Important?
Your dental health has been proven to have an impact on overall health, which is why our dentists want to help educate patients on their health risks. There is a correlation between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, including problems like strokes and diabetes. This is because the bacteria that cause gum disease can reach the bloodstream.
When bacteria enter the bloodstream, it can create clots, blood vessel inflammation, and other heart problems. Visiting the dentist regularly and maintaining your oral hygiene at home are important preventative treatments against gum infection. Reducing the number of bad bacteria can decrease your risk of developing these issues.
Request a Dental Consultation
Prevent gum disease with routine care at Corbin Dental. Schedule a visit to our Bayside office online or call (718) 395-3458. Request a consultation in our Oyster Bay office or contact us at (516) 922-5888. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will be glad to help you get the answers you need.