Gum infections

If you suffer from bleeding gums while brushing, the gums are inflamed. Inflamed gums can have multiple causes, including poor oral hygiene, pregnancy, vitamin deficiency and medication use.

Inflamed gums are often not painful. However, the condition can be accompanied by bleeding gums, sensitive gums, a bad taste in the mouth or bad breath.

Advanced gum inflammation (periodontal disease) may be related to the following conditions:

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • diabetes mellitus
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • chronic kidney disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • pneumonia
  • cancer
  • erectile dysfunction
  • atherosclerosis

In these cases, oral hygiene is particularly important for your overall health.

Do you suffer from such complaints? Contact us or make an appointment online.

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