Bleeding gums are a big concern for your dental and overall health. If your gums are bleeding while you brush or floss, you have an infection. This infection can easily seep into your blood stream and lead to serious medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Bleeding gums could also be a sign of gingivitis which is the first stage of gum disease.
Our Glendale cosmetic dentist can assess the health of your gums and teeth during your dental check up. Dr. Wilcox can help you address your bleeding gums before it causes bone damage and leads to tooth loss. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to get your teeth healthy again.
If you have bleeding gums, please call Desert Smiles in Glendale to schedule an examination today at 602-978-1790. We provide preventative dentistry to patients in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria, Arizona.