Treating Bleeding Gums, Gum Disease, or Gingivitis

Do you suffer from swollen or bleeding gums? Do you fear that you’re suffering from gum disease?

If you have ever had a toothache or sore mouth, you likely understand how important good oral health is. If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing, your oral health may not be as good as it could be.

Good oral health contributes to a more attractive smile and fresher breath. It can also be a good indicator of your oral and physical health. Gum disease or gingivitis can have symptoms such as receding gums, loss of jaw bone and breath that may reflect the poor health of your mouth. This deases should not be allowed to grow more within your teeth. Talk with a Gum Infection Calgary Dentist when you see any sign of this dental issue.

The main contributing factors to gum disease are

  • Poor diet (too much sugar and starch)
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Stress
  • Habits like smoking and/or chewing tobacco
  • An improper bite or “malocclusion” that is damaging the teeth and bone that surround the tooth roots

Consequences of Swollen Gums

The warning signs of poor oral health include sore gums and bleeding during brushing and flossing. If left untreated, gum disease can occur.

Gum disease can

  • Affect birthweight in unborn babies
  • Contribute to heart disease and stroke
  • Limit insulin effectiveness for diabetics
  • Lead to osteoporosis, diabetes or bacterial respiratory infections

Gum disease or periodontal disease can damage the gums and bone around the roots or the teeth and may cause other far-reaching health problems. So without wasting time, you should go to a Gum Pain Calgary clinic to get treatment.

How does gum disease start?

Bio-film is the term used to describe the many types of bacteria that grow in thick layers on teeth and gums Gum tissue becomes red and swollen, and bleeds easily.

These bacteria then penetrate into your blood stream and may create many problems for your heart, your unborn child, your blood sugar and can cause other issues.

Did you know that bio-film is contagious and can spread from one person to another by way of saliva?

Gum disease treatment focuses on removing and preventing bio-film. Gingivitis (the early stages of gum disease) is reversible with proper hygiene treatment like Calgary gingivitis treatment.

How is periodontal disease treated?

More treatment is required for periodontal disease than a basic six-month cleaning and check-up. If you are concerned or have been told you have periodontal disease, please don’t leave it untreated.


Dr. Curtis Westersund for Gum Disease, Calgary Downtown

At our downtown Calgary dental office, we can provide help for gingivitis treatment and for periodontal disease. We believe that your health is the important thing you have. Don’t lose it.

If you’re concerned about gum or periodontal disease, make an appointment with us to discuss gum corrective options or call us at 403 262-9898 today.