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Why do my gums bleed?

Periodontal Disease Man holding face in pain from periodontal disease near Chico CA

When your gums bleed, it is your body's way of asking you to take notice because there is a problem. Bleeding gums are a sign of a serious condition called periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissue surrounding your teeth. It occurs because bacteria collect at your gum line along with food particles. Together, they can cause an infection as well as unsightly plaque and tartar at your gum line.

Treating Gum Disease in Chico, CA

When your gums bleed and hurt, you might be inclined to avoid brushing or flossing. However, that is the opposite of what is necessary to restore your periodontal health. Diligent brushing and flossing, as well as a trip to South Chico Dental Care for periodontal treatment will help you get back on track.

Side Effect of Untreated Gum Disease

Failure to treat gum disease can result in some serious consequences, such as bad breath, sensitivity, pain, loose teeth, bone loss, and in severe cases, tooth loss. Researchers have also linked periodontal disease to systemic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.

Contact South Chico Dental Care Today

In many cases, we can reverse gum disease in its early stages. When you come to South Chico Dental Care, Dr. Daniel Surh and his skilled hygienist will determine the best course of treatment to restore your periodontal health. Call our 95928 dental office today at (530) 636-4943 to schedule your consultation.

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