Should You Be Concerned About Bleeding Gums?
At Ackley Dental Group, we care about the state of your teeth and your gums. If you are finding a red or pink tint when you brush your teeth, you are experiencing bleeding gums. You might experience bleeding gums from time to time because of something as simple as irritation from food trapped between your teeth. If your gums bleed frequently, it can be a sign that you have a problem with your oral health. Some causes of bleeding gums include:
This common disease doesn’t have many warning signs, and one of the few is bleeding gums. If you have a buildup of plaque along the gumline, it can lead to bleeding caused by inflammation of the gums. This is a sign that you may be in the beginning stages of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can continue to progress over time and can lead to serious complications with your oral health.
One of the side effects of some medications is bleeding gums. If you have recently started a new medication, it is important to speak to your doctor or pharmacist to see if bleeding gums is a side effect. Be sure to share any new medications and changes to your medical history during your next appointment.
Poor Brushing Habits
If you are not brushing your teeth properly, you can be the cause of your bleeding gums. Brushing and flossing too vigorously can cause trauma to your gums. Bleeding gums can also be caused by food that is trapped between your teeth.
If you experience bleeding gums, we encourage you to visit us soon. If you are located in the Spring Hill, FL area, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment. We can perform an examination and determine the exact cause and recommend a treatment plan. We look forward to helping get your oral health back on track.