My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding gums are not normal and are usually a sign of a problem. If your gums bleed when you brush, you’re either brushing too hard or you are in an early stage of periodontal (gum) disease, which is called gingivitis. Our trained hygienist can show you how to brush and floss effectively by using the proper technique and helping you choose the proper type of toothbrush to use.
If we determine that your symptoms are related to gum disease, it may be necessary to perform scaling and root planing, deep hygiene treatments that reduce your symptoms. We use dental lasers that are efficient, effective, and comfortable. Gum disease can also be a factor that leads to chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis.
The Impact Of Gum Disease
Not only is gum disease the number one cause of tooth loss for adults, it has also been linked to a number of overall health problems, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory disease. If gum disease is not treated, it will worsen and potentially lead to significant oral health problems.
If your gums bleed when you brush, please call our office today for a professional dental cleaning. We will make an assessment and determine an effective treatment plan to get your oral health back on track. We’ll help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!