Do You Have Gums That Bleed? What May Be The Culprit
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
Watching a boxing movie and seeing the boxers with mouths full of blood is one thing but if you’re just casually eating or even sitting at your desk at work and notice that your gums are bleeding, then it’s probably caused by one of three things.
Gingivitis is one of the most common oral issues and so if you have it, don’t freak out. For many patients with early stages of gingivitis, they experience red, swollen, tender gums that bleed easily when they brush their teeth. Luckily, if gingivitis is caught early on, Dr. Paul Peterson can get rid of it with a thorough dental cleaning along the gum line.
If you are taking any new medications- especially blood thinners— then you may be more likely to experience bleeding gums. If the bleeding continues, make sure to consult both your primary care physician and your dentist about what steps you can take to prevent this from continuing to happen.
A Change In Dental Habits
If you just changed your toothbrush or if you forgot to floss your teeth for a couple of days then you may experience bleeding gums until your teeth become acclimated with your new dental tools.
The best way that we can make sure that your bleeding gums aren’t caused by gingivitis or another type of gum disease is to come into Dr. Paul Peterson’s office for a dental exam. Ready to schedule your next dental cleaning? Contact our Park City office today and give us a call at (435) 658-0678.