Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gingivitis, a condition which precedes periodontitis, or gum disease.
Gum disease develops from the infection of gum tissue. Plaque can inflame the gums, causing them to bleed easily. As the infection progresses, pockets between teeth form, loosening them or causing them to fall out. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults for this reason. Periodontitis may also be to blame for other dental problems that impact the teeth and gums.
Gum disease can increase your risk of these conditions:
- Gum swelling
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Gum recession
- Shifting teeth
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attacks
If you have noticed any of these problems connected to your oral health, call Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. Our professional staff will work with you to find a treatment that aligns with your specific needs. Catching gingivitis, or gum inflammation, before it develops into periodontitis or gum disease, is far preferable over letting symptoms worsen.
Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment
You should schedule a visit with our professional team twice a year so that we can check the health of your teeth and gums. If you have noticed your gums bleeding, please schedule an appointment at our office for a check-up.Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, it is important to catch gum disease early before the infection spreads and leads to more problems.
Gum disease can be treated with antibacterial rinses, laser therapy, gum surgery, or scaling and root planing. Dr. Melissa Stewart or Dr. Randall Stewart will assess your teeth and gums before treatment in order to determine which option works best for you.
Bleeding Gums FAQs
How do you stop bleeding gums?
There are many approaches and ways to stop gums from bleeding. The best way to prevent bleeding gums is to practice a more consistent oral care routine. Bleeding gum is a common sign of poor oral care. Patients may also rinse their mouth with hydrogen peroxide or a saltwater solution. Stress may also be the cause of bleeding gums.
Patients who are stressed may also experience bleeding gums. Addressing where a patient’s stress may be coming from is a great way to help your gums heal and stop bleeding. High intake of carbohydrates may also be the cause of bleeding gums. Eating a balanced diet and limiting carbs is a great way to prevent bleeding gums.
When should I be concerned about bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums are extremely common in many patients. If your gums bleed often or are chronic it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Bleeding gums may be a sign of periodontal disease. If caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be revered and no damage will be minimal.
What causes excessive gum bleeding?
The number one cause of bleeding gums is plaque buildup around patients’ gums. This is caused by poor oral care, and can lead to gum disease. If plaque is left on the surface of teeth for too long it may become a hardened tartar. This needs to be removed or it will develop into gum disease. Bleeding gums may also be caused by hormonal changes or a vitamin deficiency.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Periodontal Evaluation Today
Have you noticed any of the preliminary symptoms of gum disease? Call Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256 for comfortable high-quality treatment.
You can also request an appointment with our dental team online today. We will take your budget, goals, and oral health into consideration before treatment. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the best care possible to patients of all ages.