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Company Name | BLEEDING GUMS in El Paso

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  • 1920 N. Zaragoza, Suite 107
  • El Paso, Texas 79938

(915) 921-5331

 

 

BLEEDING GUMS

(PERIODONTAL DISEASE/GUM DISEASE)

AGD Member
 

Bleeding gums are a frequent complaint by many patients. If your gums bleed when you brush of floss, it may be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease.  Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, a sticky film on the teeth that can harden to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why. 


Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

 

We will perform a thorough gum exam to determine the condition of your gum health and the best course of action to make sure your teeth won't be lost to disease.



 
 
 
El Paso Dentist | BLEEDING GUMS . Paul Ro is a El Paso Dentist.