Swollen and sore gums can create worry and concern, especially if the gums start to bleed. These symptoms are usually a sign of gum disease and it’s vital that you have it checked out by a dentist.
Although gum problems like gingivitis, in its early stages are usually painless, once it does start hurting and even bleeding, it is a sign of more severe gum disease known as periodontitis.
If you are suffering with swollen, sore or bleeding gums, come and see our friendly dentist in Footscray who will assess your teeth and gum line, identify any problems and provide you with an effective treatment plan so you can maintain a high standard of oral health.
- Poor oral hygiene
- Buildup of plaque and tooth decay
- Smoking and drinking habits
- Receding gums
- More serious gum disease (periodontitis)
- Bad breath
- Bone loss and breakdown
- Loss of teeth