About Bleeding Gums

Do your gums bleed after your floss or brush your teeth?

It may actually be a sign that you have gum disease. Also known as Gingivitis and Periodontal disease.

Some of the Signs of Gum Disease and Bleeding Gums

  • Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
  • Gums that bleed or hurt during flossing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bad breath, or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums/ “Getting long in the tooth”
  • Food getting stuck in the gums easily.
  • Loose or shifting teeth

Gum diseases start by bacterial growth in your mouth and cause several processes to occur. One of which is a loss of bone and gum which support the teeth. So if not properly treated it can lead to entire tooth loss. It can also cause infections to enter your blood stream causing systemic problems elsewhere.
If you suspect you have any form of gum disease – or your gums bleed sometimes – then book an appointment with us and we’ll help discover what it may be and help you get it fixed before the damage can become too great.