If you suffer from red, sensitive, swollen or bleeding gums then you may have a gum infection. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent further damage to your teeth, gums and periodontal structure.
Gum Infection Signs
In order to prevent gum infection oral health is important but recognizing the signs of a gum infection is also important. If you are experiencing one or more signs you may have a gum infection.
- Bad breath
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Sensitive gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Pus between teeth and gums
- Loose teeth
Please contact us if you experience one or more symptoms of gum infection. Prompt treatment can prevent the gum infection to lead to losing teeth. Book an appointment online if you are identifying with one or more of the symptoms.
The risks infected gums
The most important concerning infected gums is a clean mouth. The infection is caused by bacteria building up on and below your gums. The bacteria forms dental plaque which leads to tartar. Bacteria, plaque and tartar needs to be removed in order to start the healing of your gums. If left untreated the bacteria will create holes between the gums and teeth. These spaces are called pockets and leave room for more bacteria to build up. This will affect the teeth roots and attachment of the teeth in general. This is called periodontitis. In an earlier stage the gum infection is called gingivitis.
Gum Infection Treatment
Since oral health is the way to prevent and cure gum infections our preventive assistants will professionally clean your teeth and gum. Dental cleaning will remove bacteria, plaque and tartar from places your toothbrush and dental floss can't reach. Your teeth will feel fresh like they have never felt before.
After the professional teeth cleaning the preventive assistant will inform you how to reduce the number of bacteria in your daily life. Also a follow-up appointment will be agreed on to keep an eye on the progress of your gums.
Book a gum infection treatment
Experiencing one or more symptoms of infected gums? Please make an appointment online to set a diagnosis and start the treatment of infected gums.