Teeth in the News

Teeth in the News

Recently, a UK man was hospitalized and nearly died from a heart condition that headlines claim was caused by a popcorn kernel lodged between his teeth.  The man is a young, healthy firefighter who went to the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms for several weeks.  After testing, the doctors diagnosed him with bacterial endocarditis, a dangerous infection of the lining of the heart that can lead to death if untreated. Continue reading Teeth in the News

Why are My Gums Bleeding?

Why are My Gums Bleeding?

It is very important to not ignore bleeding gums.  The bleeding is an indication of inflammation somewhere in your mouth, usually in the gums lining the teeth.  Acute inflammation is a response to some type of injury or irritant, and it causes redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, and sometimes a little heat.  The bleeding is a red flag that something unhealthy is going on. Continue reading Why are My Gums Bleeding?