If you have sore, painful, and inflamed gums, these are warning signs of gum disease and should not be ignored. Set up an appointment for an oral evaluation with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross in Miami, FL if you are experiencing bleeding gums and other symptoms of periodontal disease.
Some of the causes of bleeding gums include:
OTHER CAUSES OF BLEEDING GUMS
Bleeding gums may be a sign that your gums have become infected or inflamed, and should not be ignored. A healthy mouth is essential to a healthy body, and any type of active infection must be treated sooner than later. Other causes of bleeding gums include:
Poor Oral Hygiene
Tooth or Gum Related Infection
WHAT CAUSED BLEEDING GUMS?
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!
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