can be embarrassing, but
did you know they can also tell a story about the health of your mouth? It’s
not uncommon for gums to bleed periodically for short periods of time, but if
your gums frequently bleed, you may have an underlying problem that needs to be
addressed. Here are a few of the most common causes of swollen, bleeding gum
tissue and what you can do about them.
Gum disease is a common condition
that’s characterized by swollen gum tissue that bleeds easily. If you notice
bleeding when you eat certain foods or when you floss and brush your teeth, you
may have diseased gum tissue. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as you
can to avoid further damage to your gum tissue and to keep bacteria from the
infected tissue from potentially spreading to other areas of the body.
isn’t the only condition
associated with bleeding and inflamed gums. When you’re pregnant, the hormones
in your body change and can lead to increased gum sensitivity and inflammation.
It’s estimated that approximately half of pregnant women experience tender,
swollen gums that bleed easily at some point in their pregnancy. The condition
is commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis and it occurs in part because
of hormonal changes that make your gum tissue more sensitive and susceptible to
the bacteria found in plaque.
Schedule Your Treatment
bleeding gums are caused by
periodontal disease, pregnancy hormones or something else, it’s important to
get the treatment you need from a skilled periodontist. Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche
offers scaling and root planing services for those with the early
stages of periodontal disease. He also offers periodontal maintenance to help
those with gingivitis maintain good oral health and prevent gum disease progression. To learn more
about these and other treatment options available to you, please contact
Perio Specialists in Gainesville, VA at your convenience.
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