“Why do my gums bleed every time I brush or floss my teeth?”
If your gums frequently bleed when brushing, flossing or eating, it may be an indication of a more complex oral health concern. Bleeding gums should not be considered a normal occurrence and are commonly a sign of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.
Occasional bleeding from brushing too vigorously is nothing to be too concerned about, just brush more gently so you do not cause damage to your gums. Patients should always let their dentist know if they experience any changes in their oral health including bleeding, swollen or painful gums, loosening of teeth, or a change in their bite.
Santa Monica, CA periodontist Dr. Dall’Olmo provides periodontal therapy treatment options to help patients restore the balance of bacteria in their mouths. Dr. Dall’Olmo uses conservative dental treatments to restore the health and integrity of the gums and teeth affected by the progression of gum disease.
Why Treat Bleeding Gums?
Often left undiagnosed until the later stages, many patients are unaware they have gum disease until their gums are already bleeding. Gum disease is a progressive dental health concern that begins as gingivitis and later develops into periodontitis. It can eventually spread to the blood stream if left untreated.
A bacterial infection, gum disease forms deep in the pockets of the gums causing inflammation. When the gums become inflamed they begin to separate from the tooth and can cause gum recession, bleeding gums, and even tooth loss.
If periodontitis is not treated, the bacteria can move to the blood stream and raise the risk of developing systemic health concerns. Patients with advanced gum disease have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart attack, and strokes.
Progression of Gum Disease
Areas We Serve
If you are experiencing frequent bleeding of the gums, Dr. Dall’Olmo offers advanced and comprehensive treatment options for gum disease. We welcome new and returning patients to our Santa Monica, CA dentist office. We invite patients of all ages from Venice, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and surrounding communities to see the difference quality and conservative dentistry can make.
Our dental care team is highly trained and provides compassionate dental care to all of our patients. To schedule your consultation, contact our Santa Monica, CA dentist office, or request an appointment online.