Swollen, Bleeding Gums

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Swollen, Bleeding GumsGum tissue bleeds and becomes swollen due to gum disease, or periodontitis. This means that there are bacteria attached to the teeth around and under the gums that is causing the gum tissue to become infected. This bacteria is commonly referred to as tartar or calculus. This kind of bacteria bulds up on teeth leads to bone loss which causes teeth to become loose. If untreated, this condition can lead to loss of teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to major health issues such as heart disease. It is important to call our dental office as soon as possible to treat this issue. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7773 for an emergency appointment today.