What Does Bleeding Gums Mean?

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You may have noticed droplets of blood in the sink after brushing, or maybe a bit on your floss thread. First, there’s no need to panic, but there is a need to just check with your dentist to see why your gums may be bleeding. If your gums are also red and swollen, it could mean a sign of gum disease.


Gum disease is very common, but it’s also very preventable with proper oral hygiene. However, sometimes, gum disease is genetic, and no matter what you do, you develop it; in this case, Dr. John H. Koot can ensure you have some extra, deep-down teeth cleaning.


Some reasons why your gums may bleed, other than gum disease, could have to do with brushing too forcefully or too rough. Also, if the floss is very thin and you have tight spaces between teeth, it could cause irritation, which may result in bleeding.


There are other reasons why your gums may bleed, but getting an appointment at John H Koot DMD LTD will help solve the issue. We can prescribe a mouth rinse, recommend a smaller and softer toothbrush, and suggest some things you can do at home. We will also keep an eye on the bleeding and ensure if you do have gum disease that it doesn’t get worse and turn into periodontal disease, a more severe form of gum disease.


Call us for an appointment to check for bleeding gums in Las Vegas, Nevada. You may reach us at 702-736-6381.