What Can I Do To Stop My Gums From Bleeding?
Factors like brushing too vigorously, injury, pregnancy and inflammation can contribute to bleeding gums. However, if your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth it indicates an underlying problem.
Gum inflammation can cause redness, swelling and tenderness, and it can be a sign of periodontal disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Such disease can occur from inadequate plaque removal.
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, usually caused by a bacterial infection. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection known as periodontitis. Gingivitis and periodontitis are major causes of tooth loss in adults, according to the American Dental Association.
If you’re experiencing bleeding gums make an appointment with Glaser Dental. Dr. Glaser will look at the health of your mouth and identity the cause of your bleeding gums. Identifying the cause is key to determining the most appropriate treatment. Once Dr. Glaser knows the cause, he will recommend the best methods to stop the bleeding following his WIDIOM motto.
What Causes Bleeding Gums?
Bleeding gums may be a sign of poor dental hygiene.
Gums become inflamed and bleed when there’s a buildup of plaque along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that covers your teeth and gums. And if you don’t brush or floss enough, the bacteria can spread and cause tooth decay or gum disease.
To improve oral hygiene, brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once a day.
Other Ways to Reduce Bleeding Include:
If you try the home remedies above and your gum bleeding doesn’t improve within 7 to 10 days you may need a deep dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and promote gum healing.
Call 715-359-4344 now to schedule your consultation with Dr. Glaser to FIX BLEEDING GUMS – WAUSAU.