Three Questions Most People Ask About Bleeding Gums.
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Do you ever ask questions about bleeding gums? A lot of people do, and are not quite sure of the answer.
The three most asked questions about why your gums bleed include, do I have gingivitis? Or do I have Periodontitis? If I don't have one of those, why are my gums bleeding?
Getting to Know the Problems Associated with Bleeding Gums
First of all, let's talk about Gingivitis and what it is, then we will get to the part if you have it or not. Gingivitis is inflammation of your gums, the reason why your gums are inflamed is because it's a bacterial infection. If you leave it untreated, it can be a more severe infection called Periodontitis.
Now bleeding is an early sign of Gingivitis but it doesn't necessarily mean you got it. Your gums could be bleeding because you may have brushed or flossed to hard or you may have skipped a week of brushing.
The only way to know for sure if you have gingivitis is to come and talk with us and we will check you out. You can also self-diagnose, but we don't recommend that cause that can make you think that you do have it and you may not.
Here are Some Symptoms of Periodontitis
If you have any of these symptoms, please come see us for a checkup. Gum disease is nothing to play around with!
If you have bad breath that won't go away.
If you have bleeding when you brush or floss.
If you have swollen gums.
If you have loose teeth.
If you have pockets between your gums and teeth.
If you have new spacing in between your teeth.
If you have red and puffy gums
So, over all the main reasons why your gums are bleeding is you could have brushed or flossed them too hard or you could have an early sign of Gingivitis. So, if you have any of the symptoms listed here, please don't hesitate to call us and make an appointment.