Three Dental Issues That May Be Causing Your Bleeding Gums

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Bleeding gums is not a problem you should ignore. If your gums bleed, that generally means that there is an issue that is causing that symptom, and it’s best to get down to the root of the problem so your oral tissues can return to a strong and successful condition.

There are many issues that may be causing your bleeding gums, including:

-Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a serious dental problem that irritates your gums and makes them bleed. Bloody gums is one of the first symptoms you’ll notice if you’re a victim of this condition, along with constant bad breath and receding gums. If you think periodontal disease has affected your mouth, please do your best to receive treatment right away.

-Improper oral hygiene techniques: Oftentimes improper oral hygiene techniques can cause bloody gums, especially brushing. If you brush your teeth too hard, your gums will become irritated and start to bleed. Another technique that might cause bleeding gums is flossing. If you don’t floss often enough, the floss will irritate your oral tissues and make them swell and bleed. However, it’s best to keep flossing. The bleeding will subside in about a week.

-Pregnancy gingivitis: Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, which makes pregnancy gingivitis a serious issue. Usually, the hormones and body changes in pregnancy irritate your gums, and make them bleed. If you think your gums are bleeding because of your pregnancy, please visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Please keep these problems in mind while you care for your smile. If you think you could be a victim of gum disease or pregnancy gingivitis, please seek out immediate treatment by calling Family Dental of Roscoe at 773-327-6500 and scheduling an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Nidal Obeid, is more than happy to examine your smile and treat the problem as soon as possible.