Why Do My Gums Bleed?

why do my gums bleed emerald isle nc If your gums bleed every time you brush your teeth, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with your dentist. Bleeding gums can be a result of aggressive brushing or flossing. However, more times than not, bleeding gums are an indication of a more complex dental issue.

If you are experiencing swollen, tender, or irritated gums, you may have developed the periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is categorized into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of that gums that progressively breaks down the teeth, gums, and bone structure. If periodontal disease is left untreated, patients may experience tooth loss and bone deterioration.

For more information about gum disease treatment, contact Emerald Isle Dental studio in Emerald Isle, NC.

Treating Bleeding Gums

Dr. Myers offer s a complete range of treatments for gum disease. Dr. Myers will perform a full comprehensive exam and determine which form of treatment is right for you. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the stage and severity of gum disease.

  • Antibacterial rinses: Dr. Myers may recommend an antibacterial rinse to eliminate plaque and bacteria that can contribute to the progression of gum disease. Patients may need to use antibacterial rinses multiple times to effectively eliminate the infection.
  • Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is an intensive deep cleaning of the gum line, tooth roots, and teeth. Scaling and root planing can effectively remove calculus and plaque buildup around the gum line to eliminate bleeding gums and inflammation.
  • Oral Surgery: For advanced stages of gum disease, patients may need to undergo oral surgery. Dr. Myers will work with a local oral surgeon to coordinate the terms of your treatment.

Request An Appointment

Dr. Aubrey Myers of Emerald Isle Dental Studio offers a complete range of preventive and periodontal therapy services for patients with various stages of periodontal disease. Dr. Myers works with patients to improve their oral health. If you would like to learn more about your treatment options, you can visit our Emerald Isle, NC dental office. To schedule an appointment, call (252) 370-9611 or request an appointment online.