If your gums are bleeding, visit our Philadelphia dentist office to have your teeth examined. At Thomas J Stern DMD PC we can examine you and determine whether they are bleeding due to simple irritation or if there is a greater health concern. You can schedule an appointment with our office by calling (267) 703-3233. In the meantime, here is what you need to know about your gums.
Symptoms of Gum Disease that You Should Watch For
At Thomas J Stern DMD PC, we encourage you to keep an eye on your gum health and call us if any of these signs persist for longer than a week–
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Red or irritated gums
- Your teeth appear longer
If you notice any of these symptoms, the best thing to do is call a Philadelphia dentist for an official diagnosis. Self-treating can lead to additional problems because you may not be addressing the actual cause of the problem. You can schedule an appointment with our office.
Causes of Gum Disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Plaque and tartar buildup underneath the gum tissue
- Some medications
Schedule a Consultation
If you have further questions about your gums, call and schedule an appointment with our dental office. We will be happy to answer your questions, examine you and provide you with treatment recommendations.