23 August 2020

How to treat bleeding gums

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How to Treat Bleeding Gums to Prevent Late-Stage Periodontitis

About half of all adults has some level of gum disease, or periodontitis. Common signs include bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, loose teeth, receding gums, or having your bite feel different during chewing.
Gum disease often arises when people stray from proper dental hygiene. We all live stressful, busy lives so it gets easy to skip brushing from time to time or forget to maintain good dental health. Over time, however, that can lead to periodontitis. In the early stages, periodontitis is easily curable. But if you don’t treat it right away, it leads to late-stage periodontitis which cannot be cured and causes painful, expensive, and dangerous consequences.

The Real Cost of Periodontitis

If you don’t treat your gum disease during the early stages, your periodontitis can cause bone loss, soft tissue damage, and loss of teeth. That can alter the shape of your face, as your cheeks collapse due to bone and teeth loss. Addressing that is complex and expensive.
Additionally, you can also develop bacterial pockets between your gums and teeth, get frequent infections, swelling , systemic inflammation, and chronic pain. Even worse, your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia all increase with periodontitis.

The Simple and Perfect Solution

At Heidelberg Dentist, we believe every patient deserves the best care for their oral health. 
We will help you understand exactly whether you have periodontitis and whether it is in an early or late stage. No matter what condition, we will help you understand exactly how to get your mouth to optimal health. If we discern that you need to take further steps to deal with gum disease, we will discuss those with you and answer any questions you have. We want to catch any issues that do develop as early as possible to avoid the significant pain and expense of untreated gum disease.

How Much Does It Cost?

Your periodontitis consultation will cost you nothing. We assume all costs for your exam so you can know your exact situation without paying a penny.
For some people, addressing or preventing gum disease costs nothing. Changing a few habits or switching toothpaste or mouthwash is all they need. Others might need professional intervention. Because of that, the cost of getting your mouth to optimal health will vary. The only way to know is to examine your mouth. That is why we offer a free, no-pressure consultation to all patients.
If we see that you require intervention to address any issues, we will discuss those options with you, evaluate any insurance coverage that might apply, and let you know of any out-of-pocket expenses you might assume. If you need help fitting your treatment into your budget, we will also show you several financing options to help you fit your care into even tight budgets.

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