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Experts in restorative and implant dentistry, the Gentle Dental treat hundreds of missing tooth emergencies a year.

24-Hour Emergency Appointments: Stop Bleeding Gums

Here at the Gentle Dental, we consider bleeding gums a dental emergency.

This is because of the negative impact it can have on your oral health if left untreated or ignored.

In cases of bleeding gums, it is always advised to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Simply because it is much easier to treat gum infections early on to prevent further complications happening further down the line that will be much more difficult to reverse.

Book an appointment. Call 020 8224 7562.

Why excessive bleeding gums is considered a dental emergency

Bleeding gums, often are an indication of poor oral hygiene.

In the early stages, gums tend to become inflamed and then bleed due to a buildup of plaque that forms along the gum line.

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that spreads across your teeth and gums, so when a bad and low level of oral hygiene is performed this causes the bacteria to spread causing decay and gum disease.

Once this happens, gingivitis will begin to form.

Toothpaste containing fluoride can be a great tool in preventing tooth decay and further progression of the disease in its early form.

If the plaque is not removed it will begin to harden and transform into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional.

Once this progresses, the gum disease will progress into a more serious disease known as periodontitis.

When you should be concerned about bleeding gums

prevent gum recedings and your oral health from deterioratingEven though bleeding gums are very common, you should be concerned if you notice them regularly bleeding.

This is a clear sign of gum and periodontal disease and if caught in the early stages, it is much easier reversed.

Patients who ignore this condition will see it progress into chronic periodontitis, which will begin to recede the gums and cause the teeth to come loose and possibly fall out.

Gums do not grow back.

Dental implants, which are commonly used to treat missing teeth will not be able to be implanted at this stage until the underlying condition is taken care of.

Preventions to reduce gum bleeds

There are things you can do at home to lessen the impact of inflamed and bleeding gums.

However, once an infection or disease begins to form you will need the intervention and advice of a professional dentist like Dr Ali Rifai.

We would highly advise that as soon as you notice this problem that you book an appointment to be seen by a specialist dentist, who will be able to decide on the next best course of action.

Here at the Gentle Dental, we are experts in restorative, preventative and cosmetic dentistry, which means we can cater to a wide range of different types of dental problems.

In this case of bleeding gums, it is critical that you schedule an emergency appointment in our clinic in East Molesey. This is to prevent gum recedings and your oral health from deteriorating.

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We treat the following tooth emergencies, unendurable dental pain, cracked teethmissing teethabscessesbroken denturesdamaged bridgeslost crowns, apicoectomy, brace breakagesoral injuries/knocked out teeth.

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