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What If My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

Posted on 2/22/2021 by Dr. Yokoyama
What If My Gums Bleed When I Brush?It is not unusual for your gums to occasionally bleed when brushing from the mechanical stress we put them through, especially if you have a harder bristled toothbrush. However, if your gums bleed in large quantities every time you brush, and they appear red, then it is a warning sign that we must examine them closely. Today, we will discuss why your gums bleed when you brush your teeth and what you can do about it.

Gingivitis Is The Main Reason For Gingival Bleeding

Gingivitis is, in simple terms, a type of inflammation of the gums. This inflammation occurs due to the accumulation of pathogenic bacteria in our teeth and gum tissue, which generates an inflammatory reaction. In turn, the redness and bleeding are its main characteristics.

Untreated Gingivitis Can Cause Periodontal Disease

All periodontal disease begins with gingivitis. In the event of any bleeding in the gums which it does not stop - no matter how careful you are when brushing – then it is important to remain alert to the dangers of periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss.

Gingivitis Prevention

One way to help manage and prevent gingivitis is to eliminate bacterial plaque. To do so, we will provide a combination of care in our offices, in addition to home treatment. Our team will perform a superficial and deep cleaning, offering you individualized attention. In addition, we will give you all the instructions that you can use at home you help keep your gums free of bacteria.

We will recommend the right toothbrush for you. We also advise that you employ the proper technique for effective brushing to avoid harming your gums. It is important to prevent, detect, and treat gingivitis quickly. This is because its complications can greatly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it, either due to simple halitosis or advanced periodontitis. To learn more about treating gum disease, please contact us today.

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-Lynn V., February 2022

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Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants
Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
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Encinitas, CA 92024

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