What Caused Bleeding Gums?
Some of the causes of bleeding gums include:
If you are not practicing proper oral hygiene, bacteria in the mouth can make the gums inflamed and trigger bleeding. Bleeding gums
are a sign of gum disease
and early stages of this oral health problem can be reversed. If ignored, you may develop advanced stages of periodontal disease and end up losing bone or teeth. Since there is no cure for periodontal disease, you will need to adhere to a treatment plan that involves periodontal therapy, maintenance cleanings, and a diligent home care regimen. Periodontal disease screenings may also be necessary throughout the year.
If you are taking blood thinners or other medications, you may increase your risk of bleeding gums. Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, birth control pills, and certain types of blood pressure medications can increase the risk of bleeding gums. You must inform us about your medical history and medications.
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can make the gums bleed more readily when brushing, eating, and flossing your teeth. Many women develop pregnancy gingivitis before and after pregnancy, which is why regular dental cleanings to prevent periodontal disease are so important. Periodontal disease among pregnant women has been linked to low birth weight babies and premature delivery.
Bleeding gum tissues should always be evaluated by a professional. For more information about treatment for bleeding gums in Miami, FL
, set up a consultation
with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross today!