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  • "I don't experience any apprehension when having a procedure done at King dental. I am acutely aware that my comfort is of utmost importance to the entire staff. Dr. King goes above and beyond to make sure I get the quality care I deserve. I feel fortunate to have found a place of such professionalism with the added bonus of such a caring staff. Thank you." -Deborah K.


  • "Dr. King and his assistant were excellent during my treatment.
    I didn't feel pain or discomfort. That is huge!!! Thanks!!!"-Michelle K.


  • "The staff and Dr. King are patient and informative. They answered all of my questions to my satisfaction.
    I would definitely recommend Dr. King to friends because he is already our family dentist. -Kate P.

  • "Dr. King is a great dentist, he has the utmost attention to detail and wants to get the work done
    absolutely right the first time. His staff is super helpful and friendly. I would recommend his office to anyone that asks! His a chair side manner is professional and courteous,
    and the follow up phones calls are great." -John S.

My gums have been bleeding when I floss. Is this a big deal?

gum disease treatment huntsville alIt might be.

Gums may bleed for a few different reasons, and it’s important to get to the bottom of it. Some possible reasons may be that you are brushing too hard or using a brush with bristles that are too firm. Improving your technique and changing your brush might be enough to solve this problem, and our hygienist will be happy to help.

Another reason that gums bleed is a bit more concerning, however. Gums that bleed when brushed or flossed is an early sign of periodontal disease, a chronic infection that can do serious damage to your gum tissue and the bone beneath. About one out of every two people in the U.S. has some form of periodontal disease, according to the CDC, so you’re not alone. If the disease is caught quickly, prompt treatment will help to resolve it. If the disease is more advanced, we will want to stop the progression of the disease and then we can discuss options to repair the damage.

If you’ve noticed blood in the sink when you brush, please call our office right away for an evaluation so that we can determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

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