Joseph R. Loftus D.D.S.
Family Dentistry

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth. Should I be worried?

Bleeding is almost always a sign of a problem; in this case, it a common indicator of the presence of periodontal disease, a standard dental health issue that can have negative consequences for your teeth and gums if left untreated.

Thankfully, Dr. Loftus offers effective therapy for this condition! Additionally, with the help of our state-of-the-art soft-tissue laser, your treatment process will be quick and virtually painless when compared to more traditional methods.

Healthy Gums Should Not Bleed

Your gums shouldn't bleed, especially daily. 

A telltale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums after brushing or flossing. During the early stages known as gingivitis, gums can be swollen, red, and tender along the gumline. 

While gingivitis can be reversible, it can transition into periodontitis if ignored. This is advanced periodontal disease, and it is a severe oral health condition that attacks your gum tissue and jaw bone, and can often lead to tooth loss.

Treating Gum Disease

During your dental checkup with us, Dr. Loftus will determine the severity and location of the infection. We may recommend a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, and more to treat your gum disease.

We also recommend that Dallas patients keep up a regular at-home oral health routine to prevent dental emergencies.

Call Loftus Family Dentistry Today

No matter how much time has passed between dental cleanings, it's never too late to see us. If you notice that your gums feel tender or swollen, or if they bleed consistently, you may need to see us right away. 

Call your North Dallas, TX dental office today so we can prevent future costly and painful dental emergencies.

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