Gums can bleed for a variety of causes. Contact us in Orem to know more.
Bleeding gums are sometimes an indication of gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease. Talk to your dentist about your dental health if your gums bleed frequently or when you brush. Gingivitis can be reversed and avoided.
Your gums may bleed at first if you’ve just begun flossing, for example, as they get acclimated to cleaning between the teeth. In most cases, this will go away on its own after approximately one week. “Pregnancy gingivitis,” an infection of the gums that can cause swelling and discomfort, affects certain pregnant women. When brushing or flossing, gums may bleed a bit. These drugs may cause your gums to bleed if you use blood thinners. If the bleeding does not cease within a few minutes, see your doctor. If you brush your teeth too forcefully, your gums may bleed. Brush your teeth with an extra-soft or soft-bristled toothbrush.
Make an appointment with your dentist or physician if your gums bleed frequently or are causing you concern. It might be a symptom of something more serious.
Try to wash your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Contact us in Orem for more details.