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Bleeding Gums Treatment

Do you notice blood in the bathroom basin when you spit the toothpaste and water out when brushing your teeth? If so, you should consult your dentist for bleeding gums treatment.

Bleeding gums are generally an indication of unhealthy inflammation of your gums. Sore, swollen or bleeding gums can lead to discomfort, bad breath and even social anxiety. As a result, some people are tempted to brush even less to avoid the symptoms. However, this only leads to further worsening of the problem.

At Kensington Dental Care, We’re Here to Help

When a patient shows symptoms of gum disease, we’ll first observe general mouth hygiene as part of our bleeding gums treatment.

  • It’s most likely that a professional clean with one of our excellent Oral Health Therapists will resolve most bleeding gum symptoms.
  • We’ll provide a tailored treatment plan with actionable steps to best suit your needs.
  • Visit us again for your regular six-monthly appointment.

As dental professional, we’re here to help provide our patients with information, advice, diagnosis and treatment about advanced gum disease and bleeding gums. If you have receding gums or mouth ulcers and would like to know which antibacterial mouthwash to use for gum inflammation, or if you have tooth decay or any other dental needs, contact us to book an appointment today.

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Bleeding gums commonly result from a build-up of plaque along your gum line, which can irritate your gums and leave them red and swollen. This often leads to gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. If the plaque buildup is left untreated, it can progress to a hard calculus deposit, which is particularly bad for your gums.

When your gums are this aggravated, brushing results in bleeding and requires professional attention. Remember, you can prevent bleeding gums by brushing and flossing daily to minimise plaque build-up and your risk of gum diseases.

Bad Breath and Bleeding Gums

Factors contributing to gum disease include plaque and calculus buildup, as well as smoking habits and health conditions such as diabetes, immune disorders and cardiovascular disease. Bleeding gums and bad breath are signs that your gums are unhealthy and need attention.

The two most common forms of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Bacteria that live in the subgingival dental plaque growing under the gum line has a foul smell and contributes to bad breath unless it is removed by your dentist or hygienist.

Bleeding Gums Treatment

Don’t delay in seeking a bleeding gums solution from your dental professional. If you notice your gums bleeding, make an appointment at Kensington Dental Care so we can examine how your teeth are positioned, your jaw, and the need for dental work, such as a professional clean, fillings, bridges or crowns.

Your dentist may diagnose gingivitis or the more severe problem of periodontitis, so you can help us to understand the causes and avoid future reoccurrence by describing your home oral care routine. We get it – revealing poor dental habits can be an uncomfortable conversation for some people, but it’s our goal to help every patient achieve optimal oral health, so honesty is necessary for the sake of bleeding gum avoidance.

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