While brushing, do your gums bleed? Bleeding gums may be a sign of gum disease if left untreated. Due to poor oral hygiene, there exist millions of harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay and buildup of plaque at your gum line. Hence, it is essential to take steps to minimize gum damage and discomfort.
Occasional bleeding in the gum may just be the aftereffect of vigorous toothbrushing or incorrect fit of dentures. But frequent gum bleeding may result in gingivitis, periodontitis, leukemia, and vitamin deficiency. Here are a few ways to prevent bleeding in the gums at the initial stage.
Bleeding gums are the cause of gum diseases. This results in inflammation of the gum line which in turn affects the bone that surrounds or supports the teeth. Treatment options may vary depending upon the stage of gum disease and the overall health of a patient according to their medical history.Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Deep Cleaning: Carried out in the initial stage of gum disease, the dentist does the deep cleaning by removing the plaque between the gum line. This will save the gum and reduce the further progression of the disease.
Scaling and Root Planing: Plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gum line by providing local anesthesia. Then, rough spots are smoothened to remove the bacteria.Surgical Treatment Options
See us at Primary Dental Clinic immediately if signs of gum bleeding don't improve with home remedies. You can visit our office at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705. Call us at (432) 570-7080 to book an appointment.