Bleeding gums unfortunately is very common, often seen after brushing or flossing. If you are concerned, read on to find out more.
Why are my gums bleeding?
The main reason gums bleed is because of a build up of plaque at the gum line, which can lead to a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the most common disease in the world. If this plaque isn’t removed, it will harden into tartar. This can lead to a more advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis which is when there is loss of the supporting structures of the tooth such as the gum and bone.
When should I be concerned about my gums?
Yes!! Bleeding gums is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s something that should be ignored. It’s usually a sign that your gums aren’t happy and could be a sign of gum disease. If treated early, it’s very treatable and easy to reverse.
Are bleeding gums serious?
Whilst bleeding gums is common, it can lead to serious conditions if not treated. Visiting the hygienist regularly can help keep on top of any plaque or tartar build up, avoiding the condition worsening and can often reverse it.
How do you fix gums that bleed?
There are various things you can do at home to help fix bleeding gums, including practising good oral hygiene, reducing stress levels, stopping smoking and reducing snacking.
If you have any concerns about your teeth or gums, please call Evolve Dentistry in Portishead on 01275 842 550. We’d be happy to see you as a new patient, where we will carry out a full check of your oral health and discuss any concerns or issues that you may be experiencing.
Take a look at our CQC report to find out what the CQC thought when they inspected Evolve Dentistry in Portishead.