Why You Should Never Ignore Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums should not be ignored as it is a likely indicator of gum disease. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be treated by your dentist to prevent it developing further.

Key takeaways:

  • A bacterial infection, gum disease results in bleeding due to irritation of the gums.
  • Without treatment gingivitis becomes periodontitis, which can see the gums pull away from the teeth – leading to a loose tooth.
  • Gum disease can penetrate a tooth, requiring a root canal from your dentist to try and save it.

“Gum disease causes bad breath, it can undermine the support structure of your teeth, and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.”

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