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My Gums Are Frequently Bleeding, Why?

Are you experiencing bleeding gums during regular brushings and flossing? Bleeding gums can be an indication of early-stage gum disease, also known as gingivitis. In this post, we are going to explore the cause of bleeding gums and the importance of getting them treated.

What Does It Mean?

  • Bleeding gums can be a sign of improper oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene consists of daily brushing, flossing, mouth-washing, tongue scraping, regular dental checkups and more. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria will find places to hide and grow inside your mouth, causing your gums to become irritated and inflamed.
  • Gingivitis
    • Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is one hundred percent preventable, and the consequences of gingivitis are entirely reversible. The dangerous part of gingivitis is that it is usually painless, which causes patients to ignore it. If you do not address gum disease while it is still in the gingivitis stages, then it can progress into a more serious form of gum disease.
  • Periodontitis
    • This is the more serious and second stage of gum disease. This form of gum disease has permanent consequences that may not be reversible such as gum recession and even tooth loss. This stage of gum disease also causes chronic bad breath, toothaches, receding gum lines and ultimately tooth loss.

How Do I Stop It

  • Regular Check-Ups In Our Office
    • Regular check-ups in our office will allow us to give you a complete checkup along with a professional cleaning. During this professional cleaning, we will be able to clean the spots in your mouth that you may have missed during your oral hygiene routine.
    • At these checkups, we will also be able to tell you if gingivitis has begun to set in on your gums and what you need to do to reverse the effects and get your gums back to normal.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

If you or a loved one are suffering from gums that are bleeding after brushing, flossing, or any other normal practices, then schedule an appointment immediately, call (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online.