Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for ideal dental health. However, some of our patients at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two, you don’t need to be concerned. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you need to return to our office so we can look for signs of gum disease.

Gum disease ensues when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

In its mildest form, gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is limited to the gums. If it isn’t treated promptly, the infection can get below the gum line and into your jaw bone. This becomes periodontitis, a more advanced and serious form of gum disease.

Gingivitis is fairly simple to treat, and most patients respond quickly. Periodontitis requires more aggressive treatment, but should respond if treatment begins early enough.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we provide gum disease treatment and many other services, including general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-453-9399

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland
21093

 

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Dr. Steven W. Haywood is proud to offer outstanding dental services for patients in the Baltimore area, including dental implants and sedation dentistry! Call now to meet with him if you are in the Timonium, Pikesville, or Towson!
108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, MD 21093

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I believe my smile to be one of my jewels. When it comes to caring for my smile, I trust Dr. Haywood and his team who work towards bringing out the best one.

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Dr. Steven W. Haywood

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, MD 21093

Phone: 410-453-9399

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