Why do my gums always bleed when I floss or brush? Is this a serious dental concern, or can it be ignored?
Did you know that if your gums bleed on a recurring basis it may be an indication that you have gum disease? Gum disease is a common, and serious, dental health concern that is best treated when caught early. Bleeding gums are one of the first visual indicators that a bacterial infection is worsening. If your gums bleed regularly when you brush or floss your teeth, contact Westside Dental Center to schedule a dental health exam. We can determine the source of your bleeding gums and treat it promptly and effectively.
What makes my gums bleed?
Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. As bacteria multiply, they spread, causing pockets to form deep in the gum line. The gums become inflamed and swell. Eventually, the gum line will begin to peel away from the teeth. Gums become highly sensitive and the gum line may begin to recede. When a patient with gum disease brushes or flosses their teeth it irritates the already inflamed gum line causing them to bleed. It is not normal for gums to bleed.
Prevent Bleeding Gums & Treatment
The best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it. Gum disease is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene or a lapse in routine dental health exams. Preventative health care is the most effective way to keep the gums and teeth clean and healthy. While twice-daily brushing and flossing are essential to keep your smile clean in between dentist office visits, biannual professional dental cleanings and oral exams are essential for healthy gums.
Dr. Dham and our entire dental care team are committed to providing patients with thorough, personalized preventative dental care. Our goal is to help all of our patients maintain their most natural, healthy and beautiful smile. We focus on routine dental cleanings, exams, and patient education to aid patients in building a stable and lasting oral foundation.
Our Plantation, FL dentist office is equipped with soft laser dentistry and digital technology for the most effective periodontal therapy treatments. Dr. Dham is a highly trained laser dentist. Laser dentistry is a noninvasive procedure used for the treatment of gum disease. Laser dentistry reduces swelling, bleeding and minimizes patient downtime after treatment. For many patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease, laser therapy eliminates the need for invasive gum surgery.
Areas We Serve
If your gums bleed, are swollen, or you have noticed any other changes in your oral health, be sure to visit your local Plantation, FL dentist, Westside Dental Center. Westside Dental Center offers modern, comprehensive and personalized dental care services for the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease. We invite patients from communities in and around Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Sun Rise, and Davie to visit us at our patient-focused, welcoming dental care practice.
To learn how comprehensive, personalized dentistry can help improve your smile, contact our Plantation, FL dentist office at(954) 251-0640 or request an appointment online today.