If you have bleeding gums, please don’t ignore them. Bleeding gums is a sign that something may be wrong with your oral cavity, and it’s best that you get it checked out as soon as possible. Some things that may be causing your bleeding gums include:
• Gingivitis: Gingivitis is a dangerous disease that needs to be treated as soon as possible. This disease generally develops when the plaque on your teeth reside for a long period of time. Eventually, the plaque will begin to irritate your gums and make them bleed. If this condition is left untreated, it can advance into the later stages of the disease and can result in loose and lost teeth. The best and only way to treat this disease is by attending your dental cleaning appointments.
• Flossing: Flossing is a very important technique that should be used each day. If you don’t floss regularly, your gums will become sensitive and tender. Then, each time you floss, the gums will become irritated and they will begin to bleed. So, the best thing you can do is floss every day.
• Brushing: Brushing can also cause bleeding gums, but only if you’re brushing too hard with a new toothbrush. This will harm the gums and alter their condition. So, to help the situation, it’s best to brush your teeth in a softer way, especially along the gumline.
• Using Tobacco Products: Tobacco products are very harmful to your gums. People who smoke are very likely to develop gum disease, and they are also likely to suffer from numerous mouth sores. Both of these conditions can make your gums bleed, and the best way to prevent it is to quit using tobacco products. If you need help quitting, we are happy to help you.
In addition to these causes, other causes include canker sores, chemotherapy, and hormones. Like mentioned previously, please do not ignore your bleeding gums and come into our office as soon as possible to identify the reason and receive treatment. We are here to help you, and we are happy to help you reach the strongest, healthiest gums possible.