Bleeding Gums--The first Warning sign of Gingivitis and Periodontists

According to CDC( Center for Disease Control), Most of the people over age 35 are suffering from Gum disease. Bleeding gums are the first sign of gum disease. 

Periodontitis is the inflammation of the gum. There are 3 different stages of the periodontal disease.

1. Early- Periodontal Disease

2. Moderate-Periodontal Disease



3. Advanced-Periodontal Disease

Following are the signs and symptoms of Gum disease:

-Bleeding Gum

-Swollen Gum

-Bad Breath

-Receding Gums

Following procedures are performed to treat gum disease by your dentist:

-NonSurgical Gum Treatment :

Deep Cleanings Such as Scaling and Root planning.

- Surgical Gum treatment :

Flap procedure, Bone Grafting etc.

Following things you can do to prevent or control gum disease:

-Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and proteins.

-Cut down in eating sugary food, acidic fruits.

-Limit snacks between meals.

-Drink more water.

-Use soft drink in moderation or avoid it, use straw.

-Brush your teeth twice a day for 2-3 minutes.

-Floss your teeth everyday.

-Use mouth wash and tooth paste with flouride.

-Visit your dentist every 3-6 months for professional cleaning and oral cancer screening.

-Use chewing gum with xylitol.

Roshni Patel

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