Gum Disease Leads to More Serious Problems
Periodontal (aka gum diseases), including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, when left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating is a common symptom of gum disease. While it does not indicate the level of severity or complexity of treatment, it warrants concern as it may compromise your general health and your gum disease could worsen.
Many experts say that periodontal diseases can often lead to more serious diseases like heart disease and other conditions. If you battle gingivitis or other periodontal diseases, and if this information discomforts you, seeking dental treatment is in your best interest. Simply brushing and flossing your teeth is not 100% preventative. A little prevention goes a long way, but not all the way. If you are concerned about your gums, make an appointment today.