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How to Treat Bleeding Gums

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Lemond Hunter
How to Treat Bleeding GumsGums bleeding from time to time may not be a big concern. However, when gums bleed every time you brush, it may be time to seek professional dental care. While you can treat bleeding gums by practicing good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing may not remove plaque below the gum line. In addition, some home remedies, such as a gauze or ice pack, may not treat the underlying cause. In this case, visiting a dentist is the best option. Treatment options for bleeding gums may include:

Antibacterial Rinses

The mouth is moist, dark, and full of carbs and sugar debris. Due to this, the mouth becomes a perfect place for bacteria to thrive. Unfortunately, bacteria buildup can result in gum disease. You can identify gum disease by looking for symptoms such as bleeding gums and gum swelling. Luckily, antibacterial rinses can help to reverse gingivitis, thus, treating bleeding gums. These rinses eliminate bacteria causing bleeding, plaque buildup, and gum inflammation.

Scaling and Root Planing

Bleeding gums are the early signs of gum disease. Periodontal disease may result from plaque building up below the gum line. In this case, a dentist may recommend scaling and root planing to clean the deep pockets of the gum line. This procedure also helps to smoothen teeth's surface to prevent plaque buildup and stop further damage.

Gum Surgery

In severe cases of gum disease, a professional may recommend gum surgery. The procedure involves folding back the gums to remove bacteria. It also aims to restore any damaged tissues. For instance, when bone loss results from periodontal disease, a dentist may perform bone grafting to replace the damaged bone with a new one. In addition, a gum graft may be necessary after a gum recession. Do you want to reverse the symptoms of gum disease while treating the underlying cause of the issue? Contact us, and our dentists will explain our treatment options for bleeding gums.


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