Are Bleeding Gums a Big Concern of Dental Health?

Are Bleeding Gums a Big Concern of Dental Health?

Posted by ROSEMONT DENTAL CENTER on Feb 25 2022, 12:22 PM

Do you often see blood in your sink while brushing? Do you notice streaks of blood on your dental floss? Signs of blood on your sink or dental floss indicate that you have bleeding gums.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums can be the result of several reasons, and it might even be a minor issue that, if left unchecked, could develop into something much more severe. So, it is better to identify the correct cause of bleeding gums and get it addressed at the earliest.  

The major reasons for bleeding gums are as follows:

  • An existing gum disease
  •  Pregnancy Gingivitis
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • A change in the flossing routine
  • Use of a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Poor diet and vitamin deficiencies
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Stress
  • Misaligned bite
  • Smoking or vaping

Among these reasons, the most common ones are gingivitis or gum disease. As per the CDC, approximately 47% of adults aged 30 or more suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Bleeding gums due to gingivitis can be a symptom of inflammation and lack of oral health and need immediate medical intervention. 

Are Bleeding Gums a Big Concern of Dental Health?

Definitely yes! When the bleeding gums are the result of severe gum disease, they can even lead to tooth loss if left untreated. 

Periodontitis or periodontal disease, the severe stage of gum disease, is the result of plaque and tartar accumulation in the mouth. It usually begins with the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth and may result in tooth loss due to the destruction of the soft tissue surrounding the teeth.

Bleeding gums and gum disease can lead to the following oral health issues: 

  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Loosened teeth
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Swollen and bleeding gums
  • Pain and difficulty while chewing food
  • Painful or bleeding gums
  • Receding gum line or longer-looking teeth

Besides the oral health issues that periodontal bacteria cause, the bacteria can also enter the bloodstream through the gum tissues and lead to some respiratory issues, changes in sugar levels in the body, hormonal changes in women, and coronary artery disorders. 

Contact Rosemont Dental Center for Help With Bleeding Gums

If you experience bleeding gums, it is vital to get professional help at the earliest. Dr. Askari and the team are always happy to help you address your dental concerns.

Call Rosemont Dental at (301) 663-1144 or schedule an online appointment with the Dentist in Frederick MD to know more about our treatment for Bleeding Gums.

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