Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for optimal dental health. However, some dental patients in the Boulder County, Louisville, and Broomfield area 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 after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your Boulder dentist and discuss the possibility of periodontal disease.

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

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals I have for my Boulder and Broomfield patients. Along with optimum dental health, I also seek to give my patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening.

Our top services here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry include:

sedation dentistry
prepless veneers
dental crowns
Invisalign clear braces
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Feel free to look us up on the web or call (720) 306-8057 today.