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Is It Normal To Have Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums treatment by Charlotte NC dentistHave you noticed your gums are bleeding more easily than before?

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you may want to visit our Charlotte dentist office. It is best to examine bleeding gums right away because it can be an indication of gum disease. 

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that is caused by plaque build-up. The bacteria in plaque can cause irritation and inflammation in the gums, which can lead to tooth and tissue damage if left untreated. Prevention and early intervention are key to addressing gum disease and restoring your gum health.

Common Causes of Bleeding Gums

Understanding the underlying cause of bleeding gums can help you find the most appropriate solution for your needs. Our team can work with you to determine the cause of bleeding gums and recommend the best solution for your smile. The goal of treatment is to restore health and function to the teeth and gums.

Gum Disease

One of the leading causes of bleeding gums is gum disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up on the teeth and gums.  As gum disease progresses, the risk of tooth and bone loss increases.

Recent studies have suggested that gum disease has been linked to severe health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. 

Many believe that inflammation caused by gum disease can have an impact on your overall health. The connection between your dental health and overall health is commonly referred to as the oral body connection. 

Maintaining optimal gum health is key to improving your dental health and overall wellness. If you notice bleeding gums, it is best to visit our Charlotte dentist office for a consultation.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can affect the hormones in the body. The changes in your hormones can also influence your gum health. Studies have shown that pregnant women are more prone to developing gum disease due to the changes in their hormones; this is often referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. 

During pregnancy, the gums are more susceptible to inflammation, which may leave you more sensitive to the bacteria in plaque. 

Proper oral hygiene is vital to your overall health and the health of your baby. To determine the underlying cause of bleeding gums, it is best to visit our office for a routine dental exam and screening. Visiting our office regularly will allow us to monitor your gum health and offer any advice to help improve your dental health.

Medication

According to the American Dental Associates, blood thinning medications can increase the risk of bleeding gums.

If you have started taking a new medication and notice changes in your dental health like bleeding gums, be sure to visit our office for a consultation. 

When To Visit The Dentist For Bleeding Gums

If you notice bleeding gums at any time, it is best to schedule an appointment with our dental team. Dr. Moore can examine your teeth and gums and determine the underlying cause of your bleeding gums.

Depending on the cause, our team can develop a treatment plan to help restore health, function, and balance to your smile. We offer a complete range of periodontal therapy services to address the various stages of gum disease. 

To learn more about your options, call (704) 275-5323 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

We look forward to helping you improve your gum health at the Charlotte Center for Complete Dentistry.