Learn More About Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums can be an indication of something more serious. It can be a sign of gum disease and, without treatment, can lead to tooth loss. At Brabham Smiles, we’ll work to find the cause of your bleeding and provide treatment to stop it. We are here to help keep your smile healthy and looking great.
Don't Let Bleeding Gums Get the Better of You - Our Comprehensive Treatment Plan Can Help
Bleeding gums can be caused by many different factors, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental diseases. However, they can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as leukaemia and blood disorders. If you notice that your gums are bleeding, you must make an appointment with your dentist or doctor immediately.
Brabham Smiles provides treatment for bleeding gums. We also offer preventive care, such as a scale and clean, to keep your teeth healthy and free from disease. Our highly trained and experienced staff will work with you to determine the appropriate treatment based on the cause and severity of your condition. No matter what level of care you need, Brabham Smiles is here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Common Causes of Bleeding Gums
Dental Services that Can Address Bleeding Gums
Scale and Clean
While brushing and flossing at home are important, they can't always remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. During a scale and clean, we will gently remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth, helping to reduce inflammation and prevent the progression of gum disease, which is the most common cause of bleeding gums.
Gum Disease Treatment
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, a serious infection of the tissues that support your teeth. You can improve your oral health with prompt gum disease treatment, such as scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and periodontal surgery.
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To manage gum bleeding at home, start by practising good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to brush gently so that you don’t aggravate your gums. Floss daily to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth. You can also use an antibacterial mouthwash to help keep your gums healthy.
If your gums are still bleeding after practising good oral hygiene, there are several home remedies you can try:
- Keep the bleeding under control by applying clean, damp gauze.
- Use a cold compress to relieve discomfort.
- You can soothe sore gums by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.
- Boost your intake of vitamins C and K.
- Don’t smoke so your gums can start healing.
However, please note that if you have severe gum bleeding, it’s essential to see a dentist for treatment.
- Keep your mouth healthy by brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently flossing once daily.
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
- Maintain good oral health by visiting your dentist regularly.
- Do not smoke.
- Include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet.
- Limit your intake of processed or sugary foods.