Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin are essential for good dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.
Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it. But, if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office to check for the possibility of gum disease.
Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also see bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.
It is a progressive condition and a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, it is also treatable, but as with most conditions, the earlier it is diagnosed and the treatment begins, the better.
We treat gum disease at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. Patients from throughout Leduc, Camrose, and Ponoka know they can trust us with their dental health. They also come to our practice for complete restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!
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