What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Bleeding gums are commonly a sign of gum inflammation or gingivitis. Eventually, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis or gum disease. The gums can become inflamed due to a buildup of harmful bacteria. Dr. Jose Gil treats patients with bleeding gums in Allentown, PA. At Hamilton Dental Designs, Dr. Gil works with his patients to find the best solutions for their oral health needs. He takes each patient’s dental history and current oral health concerns into account to create tailored treatment plans.

Bleeding Gums in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Common Signs of Gingivitis

Common signs of gum inflammation are:

  • Red gums
  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
  • Tender gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Swollen and irritated gums

Over time, gingivitis can lead to more serious symptoms of gum disease:

  • Facial sagging
  • Deep gum pockets
  • Tooth loss

Contact Hamilton Dental Designs if you have noticed any symptoms of gum inflammation or disease. Dr. Gil and his team will help you find the best option to treat your oral health concerns.

How to Reverse Bleeding Gums

There are multiple things that patients can do to reverse the effects of gum inflammation. The most important step to take is to visit the dentist if your gums are swollen and bleeding. At routine visits, our dental hygienists thoroughly clean the teeth and gums and can provide a fluoride rinse to kill harmful bacteria.

Caring for your teeth and gums at home also makes a difference in reversing gingivitis. Flossing and brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time removes food particles and decay-causing bacteria. Brushing the teeth aggressively can often lead to bleeding and irritated gums, so be sure to brush gently. A good oral hygiene routine helps improve the look and health of the teeth and gums.

Call Hamilton Dental Designs Today

Stop your gums from bleeding when you brush and floss. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gil online. If you are a new patient, call Dr. Gil for an appointment at 610-421-4540. Current patients can call 610-351-2200. Please let Dr. Gil know of any further questions or concerns at your next consultation. He will be happy to help you.