Bleeding gums? You may have gum disease. | Dr. Gauthier, Apex Dental

Approximately 75% of American adults will be affected by gum disease at some point in their lives!

Gum disease, often called the “silent disease”, can start with minor irritation caused by early gingivitis but when left untreated can become a major dental issue in the form of receding gums and gums that bleed when brushing. While most dental patients suffering from the early stages of gum disease can be treated successfully by Dr. Robert Gauthier at Apex Dental, advanced gum disease may require more extensive treatments.
At Apex Dental in Norhtborough, Dr. Gauthier and his staff take time with their dental patients during preventive care visits to educate them on the early warning signs of gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose Teeth
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Changes in the fit of dentures
  • Persistent bad breath

Why are healthy gums important?

Dr. Gauthier emphasizes the role that healthy gums play in our overall physical health. It has been found in recent studies that there is a correlation between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, including stroke. They have also found links between gum disease and diabetes. Your dental health has been proven to have an impact on overall health, and the health of your gums has a direct impact on your dental health- this is why Dr. Gauthier takes the time to address gum disease and educate his patients on at-home oral hygiene. If you have gums that bleed or have noticed changes in their appearance, it is important to visit Dr. Gauthier for proper treatment in order to restore oral health and prevent further damage- gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

Dr. Gauthier offers treatment for gum disease and will take the time to evaluate each patient to ensure that their treatment will provide long term results and restore oral health. Contact Dr. Gauthier at Apex Dental to schedule an appointment.