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1810 Bel Air Rd. Suite 201 Fallston, MD 21047

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease may lead to tooth loss and other advanced dental concerns.

Fallston dentist, Dr. Melissa Elliott offers a wide range of preventive services and periodontal therapy solutions to address patients with bleeding gums. Dr. Elliott is a highly trained dentist is Harford County dedicated to addressing your dental needs through personalized dental care.

Treating Bleeding Gums in Bel Air, MD

Gum disease is one of the most common dental concerns that patients face. Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of gum disease. General dentist Dr. Elliott suggests that patients visit Harford County Dentistry every six months for a preventive care examination. During the preventive care examination, Dr. Elliott will perform a comprehensive exam to check for any early signs of gum disease. Gum disease may present no noticeable symptoms for some patients. For others, with gum disease, you may notice symptoms of gum disease such as halitosis, shifting teeth, swollen gums, tender gums, receding gums, and tooth loss.

Studies have suggested that patients with gum disease are at an increased risk of developing systemic health concerns. Patients with gum disease may be at risk of stroke, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Maintaining healthy gums may help improve your oral health and your overall health. Dr. Elliott offers services to help patients maintain healthy gums. To learn more about preventive dental care in Fallston, MD, contact Dr. Elliott of Harford County Dentistry.

Treating gum disease will depend on the stage and severity of the infection. Dr. Elliot will work with each patient to create a personalized solution to restore health, beauty, and function to their teeth and gums. Dr. Elliott may offer one or more of these periodontal therapy solutions to improve your gum health.

Periodontal Therapy in Fallston, MD:

  • Scaling and root planing
  • Antibacterial rinse
  • Gum surgery

Visit Our Fallston, MD Dental Office

Dr. Elliott is an experienced dentist in Fallston, MD dedicated to excellent oral health and patient wellness. If you notice any signs of gum disease, please schedule an appointment at Harford County Dentistry. Dr. Elliott and our dental care team can work with you to transform your oral health. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 994-2627 or schedule an appointment online.