02/04/2010  |  
WARNING: Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease

If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing your teeth, you most likely have an accumulation of plaque where your teeth meet your gums—an early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. However, to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment, you need to schedule an appointment with a dental professional. During your office visit, your dentist or periodontist, a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of gum (periodontal) diseases, will use your medical history, x-rays, and the results of an in-depth exam to determine the best action plan for re-establishing good oral health.

Learn more in this consultation article, Bleeding Gums.

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