Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Mason Dental in Grapevine TX are critical for good dental health. However, some people worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.
Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two, you don’t need to be concerned. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to have us check for the possibility of gum disease.
Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also notice bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.
The good news is that gum disease is treatable. As with most conditions, the earlier it is diagnosed and treatment is begun, the better.
Gum disease is also avoidable. Regular brushing and flossing, along with regular cleanings and checkups, are usually enough for most patients.