Bleeding Gums

If Your Gums Bleed When You Brush, Floss or Eat You May Have Gum Disease

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Do Your Gums Bleed When You Brush or Floss?

Sore and painful gums should not be ignored. If you have bleeding gums, set up an appointment for an oral evaluation with your doctor as soon as possible.

Here is a closer look at some common causes of bleeding gums:

  • Gum Disease
  • Medications
  • Pregnancy
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Take Care of Your Bleeding, Swollen Gums  Right Away in Longview, TX

Have you noticed that your gums have begun to swell or bleed on a regular basis? This is an indication that you need to make an appointment with periodontists Dr. Alejandro Kovacs and Dr. Tom M. Smith immediately.

Bleeding gums in Longview, TX are not only annoying, they also indicate that there is some type of problem. Healthy gums do not have these symptoms. Therefore, we need to get to the heart of why you are having issues in this area.

Some of the common causes of bleeding or swollen gums include:

Untreated, undiagnosed gum disease – This is a common reason that gums bleed when you are brushing or flossing. You may even notice that your gums bleed or swell at random intervals.
Poor dental hygiene – If you have not visited a general dentist or periodontist on a regular basis, your gums are likely telling you it is time to pick up the phone. Teeth are not the only victims of neglect; gums are also negatively affected when regular dental visits are not maintained.
Hormonal fluctuations – Women often notice bleeding, swollen gums when experiencing fluctuations in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy or menopause. Pregnant women especially should carefully maintain their oral health, as gum disease has been linked to low birth weight babies and early delivery.
Medications – Certain types of medications can thin the blood, causing the gums to bleed more readily. Such medications include blood thinners, aspirin, birth control pills, blood pressure medications, and NSAIDs, among others.

To talk with Dr. Kovacs about your bleeding gums in Longview, TX, please call our office today.

We would be pleased to help you find out how to improve the health of your mouth for the long term.

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