Many patients ignore some of the warning signs of gum disease and end up needing extensive treatment or even surgery because of the level of damage periodontal disease can cause. Early treatment of gum disease can preserve your teeth and prevent bone loss. If you have swollen gums or gums that bleed readily, schedule your oral evaluation as soon as possible.
Here is a closer look at some common causes of bleeding gums:
If you are neglecting your oral hygiene and have excessive bacteria in the mouth, your gums may become swollen and bleed regularly. Bleeding gums are just one of the signs of gum disease.
Some medications have blood thinning properties which can cause the gums to bleed. If you are taking any type of medication such as blood thinners, aspirin, or blood pressure medications, you must share this information with us so we can trace the cause of your bleeding gums.
Changing hormone levels during pregnancy can make the gums bleed when you floss, brush, and even eat. Pregnancy related gingivitis can occur during and after pregnancy when hormone levels are at their peak. Sticking with your schedule of professional dental cleanings and a good oral care regimen at home can reduce the risk of periodontal disease during pregnancy.
Causes of Gum Problems
Any signs and symptoms of gum disease need to be taken seriously, so if you notice that you have bleeding or swollen gums, you must seek treatment as soon as possible. Bleeding, swollen gums are a red flag that your gums have become infected.
If you have bleeding, swollen gums and are concerned about your oral health, schedule your consultation with Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary today. Contact our Oakley, CA office for your appointment.