The Three Things That May Be Causing Your Bleeding Gums

Posted April 1, 2016.

If you have bleeding gums, it’s important to get down to the root of the problem. Many people believe that bloody gums are normal, but that is not the case. There are many dental issues in the world today that could be causing your bloody gums, including:-Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a serious and dangerous dental problem that can result in tooth loss if it’s not treated. This disease causes bloody gums because the plaque that grows on your chompers severely irritate your gums, making them swollen, tender, and bloody. It’s very important to receive treatment as soon as possible.

-Improper oral hygiene techniques: Oral hygiene is vital for a strong and successful oral health, but sometimes it can make your gums bleed. If you don’t floss your teeth every day, your gums might get irritated by the floss, resulting in the bleeding. If this is the case, the bleeding should stop in about a week. Don’t stop flossing. Brushing too hard can also make your gums bleed, so please be gentle as you brush.

-Pregnancy gingivitis: Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and some pregnant women experience it. Because of the hormones and body changes during pregnancy, the gums become irritated and they swell and bleed.

If you think you’re a victim of periodontal disease or pregnancy gingivitis, please call Madden Dental today at (713) 667-8080 and schedule an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Karisha Madden, will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and determine the status of your oral health. If you are indeed a victim of this disease, we will be happy to begin treatment right away.