Help For Bleeding Gums

Posted on: April 22, 2016


Call Bellevue Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry to get help for bleeding gums.  If you have noticed that your gums begin to bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, call (425) 249-9186 to schedule an immediate appointment.  While the occasional bleeding is not cause for immediate alarm, regular bleeding or bleeding accompanied by swollen gums may be a sign of gum disease.  This is a health condition that you do not want to take for granted or brush off.  Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, making it necessary to visit our Bellevue dentist office as soon as possible.

What are the causes of bleeding gums?

There are several reasons that your gums could be bleeding.  If it has only happened once, perhaps you ate something that was sharp or abrasive.  If it happens when you floss, it may be due to the infrequency.  For example, if you only floss once a month, your gums will not be used to being touched or moved.  If you purchased a new toothbrush, it may be too hard and abrasive, prompting bleeding gums.  These are all possibilities.  However, the most common reason is gum disease.

How do you get gum disease?

Gum disease is typically caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on the portion of the teeth that is underneath the gums.  To prevent this, we recommend that you visit our Bellevue, WA dentist office for a bi-annual teeth cleaning.

How do you treat gum disease and bleeding gums?

At Bellevue Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry we typically recommend that you have a deep cleaning.  During this procedure, we break up the tartar and plaque underneath the gums so that it can be removed.  Once gone, your gums will begin to heal themselves and should return to normal.  If your gum disease has progressed, we may need to complete additional and more invasive procedures.

When should I call your Bellevue office?

If you have bleeding gums it is important to call (425) 249-9186 and schedule an appointment with our 98004 dentist office.  We can identify and treat your gum disease quickly so that your gums can return to good health.

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