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The Truth About Bleeding Gums

Teeth and Gums Roswell, GA

Beautiful, cavity-free teeth certainly contribute to a healthy smile. However, your oral health is more than just your teeth, it also involves your gums. Your gums are truly the foundation of your smile. Their condition and health can influence the way your mouth feels and even impact the health of your entire body.


Are Your Gums Trying to Speak?

We know it is your tongue that does the real talking in your mouth. However, by displaying certain symptoms, your gums may also be trying to tell you something. It is important to pay attention if your gums are:

  • Bleeding Easily
  • Puffy and Swollen
  • Red and Tender
  • Pulling Away from Your Teeth

If you experience any of these symptoms, your gums may be suffering from disease or infection, which is otherwise known as gum disease. One of the most common early signs of gum disease is bleeding. While bleeding may be an indication that you are brushing or flossing too aggressively, it is often a result of bacteria and irritation that is festering in these soft tissues.

The Development and Treatment of Gum Disease

When oral hygiene slacks, bacteria and plaque buildup along the teeth and gums. Over time, this layer of plaque hardens and irritates or inflames the gums and causes an infection. The danger of gum disease is that it is often painless and undetected in its early stages. This makes it even more important to recognize pink in the sink when you brush or floss. At the initial stage of gingivitis, gum disease can be easily reversed.

What will your dentist do if you have bleeding gums when you floss? Believe it or not, you may be told to floss more. Improving your dental hygiene at home is often enough to treat early gum disease. You may also be asked to come in for a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing. This painless treatment is designed to eradicate all of the lingering bacteria and plaque beneath your gum line and give your periodontal tissues a fresh start.

Ignoring bleeding gums can lead to worsening gum disease. As periodontal disease progresses, it can damage underlying bone and cause tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States.

Preventative Care with Your Dentist

What are you doing to protect your gums? Start by scheduling a routine dental exam with Dr. Mitzi Morris. Don’t be afraid to tell us about your bleeding gums or other changes within your oral health. It’s our job to help you retain a healthy mouth at all stages of life!


Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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