Bleeding Gums/Gums Diseases
Gum disease or periodontal disease is something that 85 percent of the Indian population has some form of. There are different varying degrees and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose teeth. It is an infection in the gums and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe, and there is bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens bacteria can take up residence and it can become a systemic problem more so than just an oral problem.
Now more than ever it is extremely important to make sure your mouth is healthy. At 32 dental spa we keep ourselves informed of the latest scientific research available in our field. What we now know is that if you have an unhealthy mouth, it puts you at risk for developing serious systemic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, as well as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases (to learn more visit our Complete Health Dentistry page. Furthermore, If you already have a systemic illness and – on top of that – your mouth is unhealthy, it puts you at a higher risk of dying and developing crippling disabilities associated with your illness. Finally, and what our 32 dental spa team finds to be the most compelling reason to get your mouth healthy is the fact that by improving the health of your mouth, you can reduce your risk for future illness, reduce the negative impact your current illness is having on your body (and reduce the amount of medicine you need to take), and you can – in some cases – actually reverse your illness entirely (like Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure, for example).
At 32 dental spa, we are advocates for your overall health and we understand that good health starts with a healthy mouth. At your first visit with us (and at your regular cleaning visits) we will make sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. When we find unhealthy areas, we will educate you about options to get things back to health. We have leading-edge technology in our hygiene department just as we do in all other areas of our practice. How do you know if your gums are unhealthy? A simple test is to vigorously floss between all of you teeth. Is there any red color (blood) on the floss? If so, you have (at least) gingivitis and maybe more progressive gum disease. Healthy gums do not bleed when you clean your teeth with brushing or flossing. If your teeth and gums bleed when you brush and floss, you are at risk for serious illness. 32 dental spa can help you reverse your risk and get your mouth healthy. Better yet, at 32 dental spa, we have other options available besides bloody, painful scraping that is traditionally used for treatment. We help our patients avoid deep, painful cleanings and gum surgery with our conservative custom treatments for unhealthy gums. If you have been told you need a deep cleaning or gum surgery, we recommend you schedule a consultation with our 32 dental spa team. We have new technologies available that may be the right answer for you. Find out more about a consultation or make an appointment.