Bleeding gums are just one of the signs that your gums have become infected or inflamed. Sore or painful gums should not be ignored and you must seek treatment as soon as possible. Here is a closer look at the common causes of bleeding gums:
Gum Disease If you do not take care of your oral health, bacteria in the mouth can cause inflammation which makes the gums bleed and become inflamed. Bleeding gums are just one of the signs of gum disease and the early stages can be reversed with professional treatment and the right home care routine. If left untreated, gingivitis progresses to periodontitis which can cause tooth loss. There is no cure for periodontal disease but it can be managed with periodontal therapy, regular maintenance cleanings, and a meticulous home care regimen.
Medications Some medications can increase the incidence of bleeding gums. You must tell Dr. Trujillo about all medications you are taking during your consultation.
Pregnancy Fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy can make the gums bleed when flossing, brushing, or eating. Regular dental cleanings are essential during pregnancy and are necessary to reduce the risk of periodontal disease which can lead to premature delivery.
If you think you have infected gums, schedule a consultation with Dr. Trujillo in Merced, CA as soon as possible. Call us for your appointment today!