Do your gums bleed when you brush?
If your gums bleed when you brush, it may be a sign that you have gum disease or gingivitis.
What causes gums to bleed?
What happens if I don’t treat my bleeding gums?
The bacteria that causes gum disease, if left untreated can cause:
- oral pain
- bad breath
- bone loss
- shifting teeth
- tooth loss
How are bleeding gums treated?
We treat bleeding gums at Berekeley Dental Care. We would begin with an oral examination and dental x-rays to be able to identify the progress and severity of the gingivitis. We will clean and polish your teeth to remove the plaque and tartar (calculus). Dr Ghoneim may also suggest irrigation with chlorhexidine below the gum tissue which is effective in reducing inflammation and in controlling plaque. He also may recommend an antibiotic treatment as well as an at home prescription rinse.
Can I prevent bleeding gums?
Yes, Dr Ghomeim may recommend having your teeth cleaned 3 – 4 times a year if you have had gingivitis.
You should brush and floss at least twice a day and use anti-microbial mouth rinses as directed by Dr Ghoneim and his hygienist.
Healthy gums are a phone call away. Call Berkeley Dental Care at 708-449-8683 for your dental examination and cleaning.