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Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Similarly, several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble.

For example, your gums might bleed if you have just started flossing regularly. When you floss, you push floss into your gum line. This may disturb your gums, which may ultimately cause them to bleed. Fortunately, this isn’t an incredibly serious issue—as long as it stops after a few days. If it doesn’t stop, please schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can.

Similarly, there may be medications like blood thinners, which will make you more likely to bleed. These medications can also help make it harder for your body to stop bleeding. To avoid these types of problems, we recommend telling your dentist about any medications you might be taking.

Finally, please remember that bleeding gums could also be a sign of gingivitis, which can lead to a number of complications. Unfortunately, if gingivitis is left untreated for too long, you may have to cope with tooth decay, bad breath, and even sensitive teeth.

If you have bleeding gums and would like to find the cause, please don’t hesitate to contact David E. Pearson DMD PC at 770.995.9051 Dr. David E. Pearson and our team will examine your mouth and offer you customized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.