Get Help for Bleeding Gums

Great oral health includes the health of both your teeth and your gums. If you are experiencing problems with your gums, it is imperative that you have these issues seen about as soon as possible with a Lincoln Park dentist in Lincoln Park, IL. Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park is available to help you with your gum health. Keep reading to learn more. 

Common Gum Problems

When most people think of oral health they think of their teeth. Your teeth, however, are only part of your overall oral health. Your gums play a very important role in the health of your teeth and your mouth. When the gums are inflamed or infected, it can quickly start to affect the health of your teeth. Some common gum problems include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Gingivitis 
  • Swollen gums 

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you should make an appointment as soon as possible with the dentist. Bleeding gums are often a sign of an underlying problem. 

What Causes Gum Problems?

Understanding what causes gum problems can help you to better care for your mouth. One of the leading causes of gum problems is a lack of flossing. When you visit a Lincoln Park dentist in Lincoln Park, IL it is important to discuss your flossing habits. Many people do not floss, or they do not floss properly. You can talk with your dentist to learn the proper way to floss your teeth. Flossing is the best way to remove food and bacteria that have moved below the gum line. When this is not removed properly through flossing, bacteria will begin to grow. This bacteria can then lead to infections and ultimately gingivitis. 

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a serious type of gum disease. This problem can cause the gums to become infected, inflamed and eventually the gum line will begin to recede.  This puts your teeth at a greater risk of decay. It also puts teeth at risk of loosening and falling out. 

If you are concerned about bleeding gums or if you are looking for a Lincoln Park dentist in Lincoln Park, IL, please contact Dr. Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park by calling 773-935-9818.

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