My gums bleed when I brush. Should I be concerned?
Yes! Healthy gums don’t bleed. Bleeding is usually a sign of gum disease (periodontal disease). If diagnosed early, periodontal disease can be successfully treated without surgery. The longer you wait, the more difficult the treatment and the less predictable the outcome. More important are the links between periodontal disease and systemic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, respiratory problems and others.