Do You Have Sore Gums?

Categories: Dental Health

Affordable Birmingham Dentistry Every Alabama dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Alabama cosmetic dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in Alabama, call Koch Aesthetic Dentistry at 205-933-0323.  Dr. J. Paul Koch thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Alabama dentistry patient.

Koch Aesthetic Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 2311 Highland Avenue South, Suite 323 in Birmingham. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Birmingham and the nearby communities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Crestline, Homewood and Hoover .

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Alabama procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and tooth bleaching. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.

Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 205-933-0323 or visiting us online at