Causes Of Bleeding Gums
Do you often see signs of pink or red when you brush your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums from time to time. It can happen from something as simple as food becoming trapped between the teeth and irritating the gums. However, if you frequently experience bleeding gums, it can be a sign you are experiencing an issue with your oral health that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
Improper Brushing and Flossing
If you are not brushing and flossing your teeth properly, you may be causing trauma to your gums. If you use vigorous strokes or brush too hard you can damage the gums. The same is true if you are too rough with dental floss. You may be cutting your gums, causing them to bleed. If you are unsure how to properly brush and floss your teeth, we are more than happy to give a demonstration.
Health Problems and Medications
There are a number of diseases and medications that can lead to bleeding gums. In fact, some doctors or pharmacists might give you a warning prior to starting treatment or at the time of your diagnosis. Bleeding gums are common with patients who suffer from blood disorders or liver disease. It is extremely common with people who take blood thinners.
Although gum disease doesn’t have very many warning signs, one of the few to be mindful of is bleeding gums. If you have a buildup of plaque along the gumline, it can lead to bleeding gums, which is caused by inflammation of the gums. This is a sign that you may be in the beginning stages of gum disease.
If you experience bleeding gums it is important not to panic. If you are located in the Spotswood, NJ area, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment. We can perform an examination and determine the exact cause and recommend a treatment plan. We look forward to helping get your oral health back on track.