Keeping gums healthy is as important as keeping your teeth healthy, as they work together to sustain our oral health. There are two stages of gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis, and it entails swelling of gums, bleeding, and redness caused by dental plaque build-up along the gum line. The second stage is called Periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of Gingivitis, when the gum line recedes and creates a pocket in between the tooth and the gum. The bacteria in the pocket would cause pain, redness, swelling, bleeding, bad breath, and even loose teeth, if the bone is affected.
Proper brushing and flossing will help relieve the problem…even if the gums bleed. To prevent gum disease, regular check-ups are highly recommended.
The team at the Blackburn Clinic Dental Centre are dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible experience when you visit us.Our professionalism and experience gives us the edge when it comes to providing top quality dental health service in Blackburn.More