Bleeding gums are a classic sign of gum disease. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease with symptoms that include bleeding and sore inflamed gum tissue. Left untreated, this could lead to periodontitis creating bone loss that supports teeth. Bleeding gums can also be a result of aggressive brushing and flossing.
Using a soft bristle toothbrush and light pressure can resolve this. Another cause for bleeding gums is pregnancy and hormonal changes. It is very important to maintain meticulous oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings.
Gum disease is inflammation in the gum tissue caused by bacteria. This infection can involve one, or all of the teeth, at one time. The following are common symptoms of gum disease:
- Red, swollen, bleeding gum tissue
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Sores or discharge between teeth
Dr. Barr will evaluate your gum tissue health and devise a plan to resolve your gum disease creating a healthy mouth.