Bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called “gingivitis.” In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. Treatment will normally include a professional cleaning of the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone.
My gums have been bleeding when I brush my teeth. I brush two to three times a day depending on what I eat. Lately I have notice that my gums look a litte redder then they use to and they bleeding when I brush. Not a lot but enough for me to notice. Should I see a dentist about this? I worried that something is up.
I need to see a Periodontist since it seems I have very bad gums. I been going to the dentist for my teeth an although I do not have any cavities my gums would hurt. He did do a deep cleaning but my gums still bleed and they are still very red.
If I do not have insurance will I need to have a referal to see a Periodontist? Or can I just go to one on my own. I have the money I just never bother getting dental insurance because to me dental insurance never insured what I wanted or had really long term waiting period.