CAUSES AND TREATMENT FOR BLEEDING GUMS
Bleeding Gums Treatment Cheltenham
Bleeding gums, can be very concerning for people. One notices even when while brushing teeth lightly.
It causes, pain, irritation and also tend to confuse taste of food. Most of the time, it is caused by buildup of plaque on the teeth, which causes bacteria to grow close to gums and results in inflammation of gums.
This condition is also called Gingivitis. Rarely it is due serious medical condition such as Leukemia.
There are many other causes, however, regular check up at a Dental surgery can rule out any other underlying issues.
Causes of Bleeding Gums
The main cause of bleeding gums is plaque build-up at the gum line. This will lead to gingivitis or inflamed gums.
Unremoved plaque will harden into tartar and will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jaw bone disease known as periodontitis.
Other causes of bleeding gums include:
- Bleeding disorders
- Brushing too hard
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Ill-fitting dentures or other dental appliances
- Improper flossing techniques
- Infection (tooth or gum)
- Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency)
- Use of blood thinners
- Vitamin K deficiency
Bleeding Gums Solution
We recommend regular visit to keep your gums healthy. Professional cleaning done by dentists will remove plaque buildup on teeth, resulting in bad bacteria spreading around gums.
Dentist can also discuss good oral hygiene practices including usage of inter dental brushes, flossing etc, depending upon the condition of your teeth and gums.
Occasionally we may ue blue spectrum based soft tissue laser to remove infection and improve healing. Sometimes, we may have to get you into a periodontal program requring you to get deeper cleans done every 90 days few times, before retruning to regular cleans once every six months.
Gum diseases, can result in bone loss, leading to tooth loss, hence we recommend to see a dentist as soon as possible when you spot bleeding gums.
Bleeding Gums Treatment in Cheltenham
Request an appointment with your Cheltenham dentist to determine whether dental health is the underlying issue that causes your bleeding gums.
Treatment will vary according to your condition.
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cheltenham
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?
However, it is possible to experience some signs and symptoms before it becomes advanced.
For example, gums can be tender or bleed while brushing and flossing. They can also appear swollen or red, give you bad breath, or cause receding gums.