Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation and active periodontal disease. This is usually in response to a bacterial infection caused by plaque and calculus on teeth and root surfaces. Inflammation causes recession and bone loss which can lead to mobility, pain and tooth loss.
Inflammation is a complex biological reaction carried out by chemical mediators released in response to insult or infection. These chemical mediators have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Active periodontal disease is a true health risk, and needs to be treated as such.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Forgosh to learn more about the treatment options for your sore and bleeding gums.