Do your gums bleed when performing daily oral hygiene such as tooth brushing or flossing?
Don’t stop brushing your teeth – call West Ashley Family Dentistry for a periodontal screening.
Although there are a range of factors that can lead to bleeding gums, many times it is the early indication of developing gum disease. Charleston dentists Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn perform a thorough periodontal screening during routine dental care to look for the early signs of gum disease and help patients avoid symptoms such as bleeding gums. Maintaining healthy gums is important for both dental health and overall health and well-being.
At West Ashley Family Dentistry we take the time to discuss your personal concerns and risks in order to provide personalized care and advice. Your gums may be bleeding as a result of:
- Tobacco use or smoking
- Pregnancy hormones
- Using a hard bristled tooth brush
- Immune related disorders or the use of certain medications
It is important to promptly identify why your gums bleed and address appropriately to avoid further damage or even tooth loss. Our dental hygienists will take the time to demonstrate effective brushing technique to maximize oral health while protecting the soft tissues of the mouth and reducing gum irritation.
Schedule An Appointment With Us
Gum disease can threaten the integrity and longevity of your natural smile. If you are experiencing bleeding gums or are concerned about the health of your gums, contact our Charleston dentist office and schedule an appointment.
West Ashley Family Dentistry welcomes new patients from many Charleston area communities to our friendly, state of the art dentist office conveniently located on St. Andrews Blvd. To schedule an appointment call us at (843) 371-5480 or request one online and we will get back to you shortly.