The Facts About Your Bleeding Gums

The Facts About Your Bleeding Gums

Posted by STEIN DENTAL CARE on Feb 22 2017, 02:56 AM

The Facts About Your Bleeding Gums

Did you know that red, swollen, or bleeding gums should not be a normal part of your dental hygiene routine? In fact, these issues aren’t normal and should be addressed as soon as possible. Still, did you know that there are ways to prevent and treat these problems?

You see, red and swollen gums may actually be a sign that you have gingivitis. Fortunately, this oral disease is fairly easy to cure if it’s caught early —but did you know that gingivitis can become a much more serious issue if it isn’t treated quickly. Usually, you can prevent gum disease with good oral hygiene, but other issues like genetics, medical conditions and medications could also cause gum disease.

Usually, gingivitis is the result of plaque buildup. Sadly, if you don’t remove plaque from your teeth’s enamel, it will eventually harden into tartar, which can damage your teeth. Fortunately, you can remove plaque from home, but you will need a dental professional to remove tartar safely. Tartar can help bacteria grow beneath your gum line, which will eventually lead to gum disease.


If your gum disease is severe enough and left untreated, you could eventually lose your teeth. If you see blood on your gums or on your brush don’t let this oral problem get too serious, please don’t hesitate to give Stein Dental Care a call at 615-540-0888. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and to give you advice on your specific situation and help you in avoiding gum disease in Nashville, Tennessee. Our dentist, Dr. Alan Stein, and our team look forward to receiving your call.

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    Bleeding gums can be a sign that you have or may develop gum disease. Ongoing gum bleeding may be due to plaque buildup on the teeth. It can also be a sign of a serious medical condition. The American Dental Association lists blood thinning medications as one of the possible causes of bleeding gums. These medications decrease the blood's ability to clot, which can lead to easier bleeding.
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