Bleeding gums can be worrisome when you’re brushing your teeth or flossing. If you’re noticing that during your everyday dental care routine that you have bleeding gums, it might signify a larger problem. Bleeding and swollen gums should not be ignored.
Causes of bleeding gums and gum disease
Sensitive gums can be a sign of early gum disease. Luckily, gum disease occurs in stages and the initial stage, gingivitis, can be prevented with good brushing and flossing habits. Other causes of bleeding gums can be more minor. For instance, if you get a new toothbrush or start a new flossing routine, your gums may bleed a bit at first and then stop after about a week.
Swollen/tender gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth are all signs of more advanced gum disease, called periodontitis.
Treatments for Sensitive Gums
Prevent bleeding gums with good oral hygiene habits: regular brushing and flossing and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Make sure you visit us regularly for dental checkups too. Regular hygiene visits will help you keep gum disease in check and avoid a dental emergency.
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We will treat your gums with gentle care at Outdoor Dental. We practice family dentistry with your overall wellness in mind.
Give Outdoor Dental a call and schedule your appointment with Dr. Jay Patel today for excellent gum and dental care.