In most cases, bleeding gums is an indication of gum disease. In other cases, bleeding gums may be the result of aggressive brushing.
Whatever the cases, bleeding gums should be examined by an experienced dental professional. Santa Monica, CA periodontist Dr. Dall’Olmo offers routine screening for periodontal disease during your preventive care exam. Dr. Dall’Olmo will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, and bone structure to identify any signs of gums disease. If gum disease is present, Dr. Dall’Olmo may recommend one or more solutions to treat your gums.
Dr. Dall’Olmo offers a full range of periodontal therapy options to treat various stage of gum disease. Dr. Dall’Olmo will work with your to determine which solutions are right for your smile. To learn more about periodontal therapy, visit our Santa Monica, CA dental office.
Why Do My Gums Bleed?
As noted, bleeding gums is usually a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that begins as gingivitis and may later develop into periodontitis. If gum disease is not addressed, it can compromise the health and function of the teeth, gums, and jaw bone. Treating gum disease early may prevent further damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw bone.
If periodontitis is left untreated, the bacteria can move to the bloodstream and raise the risk of developing severe systemic health concerns. Recent studies have suggested that patients with advanced gum disease have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart attack, and strokes.
Dr. Dall’Olmo suggests that patients visit our office at least twice a year for preventive care exams. During your routine exam, Dr. Dall’Olmo can examine your gums for any signs of gum disease.
Dr. Dall’Olmo offers effective periodontal therapy that can help prevent further deterioration of the gums and teeth, preserving the natural function of the smile. Depending on your needs, Dr. Dall’Olmo may suggest scaling and root planing, gum surgery, or laser dentistry to restore health to the gums and teeth.
Dr. Dall’Olmo will work with you to find the right treatment for your oral needs.
Schedule An Appointment
We invite patients of all ages from Venice, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and surrounding communities to visit our Santa Monica dental office!
Our dental care team is highly trained and provides comprehensive, patient-centered dental care to all of our patients. To schedule your consultation, contact our Santa Monica, CA dentist office, or request an appointment online.