Are Bleeding Gums A Problem?
At Vargas Dental Associates, we want to help our patients have excellent oral health. Since we only see patients infrequently during the year, we have to rely on them to tell us about any changes or warning signs they see with their oral health. One issue that you may notice on occasion is bleeding gums. This is typically seen when you are brushing and rinsing your mouth. It is not unusual for bleeding gums to occur from time to time; however, if you notice this being a frequent issue, it is best to visit our office to be sure no problems have developed. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are too rough when you are brushing and flossing your teeth, you may be causing trauma to your gums, resulting in bleeding gums. Be sure to brush using gentle strokes and do not forcefully push the dental floss into your gums. If you are unsure how to properly clean your teeth, we will be happy to help you during your next visit.
This condition occurs when there is a buildup of plaque and tartar along the gumline. There are not many warning signs to alert to this condition and bleeding gums is one of the few that can indicate a problem. You may be in the beginning stages of the disease.
You would be surprised by the number of medications that can lead to bleeding gums. It is important to notify our office of any changes in your medical history and medications you are taking, as it can impact the way we clean your teeth.
If you experience bleeding gums, it is important not to worry, but it is also important to visit us soon. If you are located in the Bowie, MD 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.