If you have been asking yourself, “Why are my gums bleeding?”, then you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Tiger, a periodontist for White Plains, NY. Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of gum disease (periodontal disease).
Periodontal disease often begins silently. As this insidious disease progresses it can lead to tooth loss and many other health complications. There are three major stages of periodontal disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.
Stage one, gingivitis, is the point where patients ask themselves, “Why are my gums bleeding?” Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup on the teeth and bacteria trapped beneath the gum line. Bleeding of the gums can occur at this stage when brushing, flossing and eating. Most patients do not experience pain at this stage, so they may choose to ignore it. It is important to get treatment as soon as possible. Gingivitis can be treated and reversed.
Stage two, periodontitis, is next if gingivitis is left untreated. At this stage, the tissue and bone supporting your teeth becomes affected. Pockets form between the tooth and gum providing a place for bacteria to grow and continue destroying the tissue and bone. It is essential to have treatment to prevent further damage and tooth loss.
Stage three, advanced periodontitis, will follow if the periodontal disease has not been treated. At this stage teeth can loosen and shift, affecting your normal bite and causing further destruction to the supporting bone and tissues. In order to save your teeth aggressive treatment will be necessary.
Periodontal disease has been linked to other health conditions such as pancreatic cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and low birth weight babies. If you have been wondering, “Why are my gums bleeding?” do not delay in having an evaluation and getting treatment.
In White Plains, NY periodontal treatment is available through Dr. Tiger. Call for an appointment today and begin a treatment plan to address your bleeding gums before periodontal disease advances any further.
Dr. Jonathan Tiger of Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, is a leading periodontist in the Pomona and Central Valley, NY area. His office utilizes advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives the comfortable care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tiger performs the LANAP® Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, gum grafting surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, sedation, and All-on-4® Implants.
Call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Pomona location or call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Central Valley location. Or click here to request your appointment online!