Bleeding Gums

If Your Gums Bleed When You Brush, Floss or Eat You May Have Gum Disease

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Do Your Gums Bleed When You Brush or Floss?

Sore and painful gums should not be ignored. If you have bleeding gums, set up an appointment for an oral evaluation with your doctor as soon as possible. 

Here is a closer look at some common causes of bleeding gums: 

  • Gum Disease
  • Medications
  • Pregnancy

You May Have Gum Disease

Bleeding Gums in Sacramento, CA

Symptoms of Gum Disease: How to Stop Bleeding Gums in Sacramento, CA

Many people do not realize that there is a strong connection between the health of your teeth and gums and the health of your entire body. Bleeding gums often serve as a signal that something is wrong with your body’s natural systems. Most commonly, this is a symptom of inflammation caused by gum disease. In this case, we recommend contacting Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski about laser gum surgery for Sacramento, CA patients. However, there are several other possible causes to be aware of:

Medications You Are Taking

Certain medications can thin the blood. When this happens, the occurrence of bleeding gums when brushing or flossing is greatly increased. If you are currently taking any anti-inflammatory, birth control, blood pressure, or any other medications, you should discuss this with Drs. Szymanowski during your consultation.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women often experience a major rise in hormone levels that can increase the likelihood of bleeding gums. It is not uncommon for bleeding to occur when brushing, flossing, eating, or even spontaneously. In addition, the likelihood of developing gum disease is also higher than usual. To prevent the onset of gingivitis, it is especially important for pregnant women to practice proper oral hygiene and receive regular dental cleanings.

Gum Disease

Gum Disease is an infection of the mouth that causes gum tissues to become inflamed and prone to bleeding. Gums will often bleed when brushing or flossing. In more severe cases, they can bleed without warning. If you are experiencing bleeding gums, there is a chance that you are in the early stages of gum disease.

As the infection progresses, your gums may begin to bleed more frequently. In these cases, it is recommended that you contact Drs. Szymanowski about laser gum surgery for Sacramento, CA patients. This is considered a minimally invasive surgery option, mainly because it does not harm the healthy tissue and will actually create blood clots to stop bleeding gums. Contact our office today for more information!