Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

Healthy gums don't bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, so if you notice "pink in the sink," there's a good chance you have gum or periodontal disease. At Meadow Creek Dentistry, Dr. Levi Hunt offers periodontal disease treatment at our Inman, SC dental office to get your oral health back on track.

Gum disease needs to be addressed promptly, because if it's allowed to progress to its most advanced stage—periodontitis—you may even start to lose healthy teeth. A gum infection opens pockets between your teeth and gums that can ultimately cause your teeth to become loose and fall out. Unfortunately, gum disease is so prevalent that it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The good news is that in its earliest stage, gum disease is easily treatable with a thorough professional cleaning and a commitment to better oral hygiene.

Conscientious brushing and flossing, combined with routine exams and cleaning appointments, are your best bet for avoiding gum disease and the dental problems that go with it.

If it has been a while since your last cleaning, please call Meadow Creek Family Dentistry to arrange an appointment. If Dr. Hunt finds signs of gum disease, he will plan periodontal treatment at our Inman, SC to get it under control and save your smile.

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