Caring for your teeth is essential. However, you must not turn a blind eye to your gums. Caring for your gums constitutes a vital part of your oral hygiene regimen. They are the foundation of a healthy mouth that keeps numerous oral issues at bay, and they provide strong support to your teeth.
Bleeding in your gums could be a sign that your gums are not properly cared for and require more attention. Bleeding gums also means that they are progressing towards an advanced form of gum disease or gingivitis. We urge you to schedule an appointment with us upon experiencing this problem.
What Causes Gum Bleeding?
The major cause of bleeding from your gums is the build-up of plaque on your gum line. If not removed on time, the condition may evolve into inflamed gums of gingivitis. It makes your gums tender and swollen, and you may experience frequent bleeding from them.
When you brush your teeth too hard, it puts you at the risk of developing gum recession, which also leads to bleeding from them.
- Incorrect Fitting of Dentures
Gum bleeding is also the result of the incorrect fitting of your dentures which scratches your gums and makes them bleed. It also causes soreness in the gums.
Pregnant women are at a high risk of developing gingivitis or gum disease. It is because, during pregnancy, you go through many hormonal changes which alter your body’s response to the bacteria that lead to gum disease.
Excessive consumption of sugary or sticky foods not only causes tooth decay but may also infect your gums, thus making them bleed. Processed foods irritate your gums at large.
In many cases, bleeding from the gums means that you may be suffering from other health problems such as blood clotting disorders, liver diseases, leukemia, anemia, and temporal arteritis.
How to Treat Gum Bleeding?
We offer professional dental cleaning to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar from your gum line. The procedures such as scaling and root planing keep your teeth and gums clean and germ-free.
We will also give you an anti-gingivitis toothpaste to neutralize the plaque found under your gum line. Brushing with it also ensures that you do not suffer from tooth sensitivity. Brush and floss often to avoid further problems with your teeth and gums. Stay away from processed and sticky foods as they lead to many dental problems.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.