If you or a family member has noticed your gums bleed every time you brush or floss your teeth, you may want to visit your dentist to see what could be the cause. First, there’s no need to panic, but a checkup would be a good idea. If your gums are also red or angry, and swollen, it could mean a sign of gum disease.
The common oral disease is very common, but you can also prevent it, with correct and consistent oral hygiene. There may be times when gum disease may be genetic, so no matter what you do, you can still develop it. For these cases, Dr. Mark Kupec, our skilled dentist, can ensure you have an in-depth teeth cleaning.
Brushing and flossing too hard or rough can also cause bleeding gums, or if your gums are already sensitive due to recent dental work. There are other reasons why your gums may bleed, but visiting Mark Kupec D.D.S. P.C. will help solve the issue. We can prescribe a mouth rinse, give advice on smaller and softer toothbrushes, floss, and suggest some things you can do at home to help control the bleeding. We will also keep an eye on the bleeding and ensure if you do have gum disease that it doesn’t get worse and turn into periodontal disease, a more severe form of gum disease.
For more information and to ask questions, please give us a ring for bleeding gums in Georgetown, Texas. You may reach us at 512-600-7645. Our commitment is to you and your dental care.