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What condition are bleeding gums a sign of?

Many different things, including brushing and flossing too vigorously, can result in bleeding gums. You may have gum disease, one of the most prevalent (yet dangerous) conditions affecting oral health, if your gums won’t stop bleeding or always appear and feel swollen.

Why gum disease results in bleeding gums:

  1. Plaque buildup is the cause of gum disease
  2. Tartar eventually develops from plaque
  3. Tartar irritates your gums, resulting in swelling and inflammation
  4. Gums that are swollen are more likely to bleed

When to be worried if your gums are bleeding?

It’s not always a problem if your gums bleed once in a while. It’s possible that the bleeding was brought on by a change in how frequently you brush and floss.

However, it’s best to keep a close eye on the situation because of the link between inflamed gums and periodontal disease. If you don’t feel better after a day or two, or if it’s been more than six months since your last dental cleaning and examination, give us a call.

How to stop bleeding gums?

What can a dentist do if my gums are bleeding? Depending on the severity, treatment must be tailored to stop bleeding gums. By changing your lifestyle and attending your twice-yearly dental appointments, you can lessen the occurrence of early signs of gum disease. Treatments like scaling and root planing, sealants, or laser procedures are needed for more complex cases.

That is why we are here. Call us at (360) 828-7435, and we’ll assess the situation and offer our best recommendations.

Check the condition of your gums.

Step 1

Request an appointment

Step 2

Get a checkup, a diagnosis, and a personalized treatment plan.

Step 3

Start your treatment and learn how to avoid bleeding gums.

Your diagnosis will determine your treatment strategy. It’s important to get a qualified diagnosis so you can identify the best course of action!

Frequently Asked Questions about bleeding gums

What causes bleeding gums after visiting the dentist?

Your gums may bleed a little bit during your professional teeth cleaning if it has been a while since your last visit to the dentist. Your hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that have accumulated since your previous visit during a cleaning. Your gums may feel a little sore after this, but it should go away in a day or two. An over-the-counter painkiller will do the trick.

How do you stop gum bleeding at home?

To stop the bleeding until you can schedule an appointment with your dentist, try these at-home remedies:

  • Apply an ice pack to your gums.
  • Try rinsing with warm salt water.
  • Try applying a clean, damp gauze to the affected area or a wet, tannin-containing tea bag.

How long does it take for bleeding gums to stop?

Random gum bleeding must stop in three days unless you have gum disease. Call us right away if the bleeding continues or if your gums are constantly bleeding.

How to prevent bleeding gums?

To prevent bleeding gums, remember to:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily for a full 2 minutes.
  • Floss daily.
  • Steer clear of smoking, vaping, or using tobacco products.
  • Schedule professional exams and cleanings with us every 6 months, or as per our recommendations

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