Bleeding Gums & Gingivitis
At the office of Dr. Carol Jin, DDS in San Ramon, California, we can help you with bleeding gums and gingivitis. Finding blood on your toothbrush or in the sink can be alarming. We’re here to help you understand what might be the cause. Your oral health is our priority.
The Bleeding Gums & Gingivitis Connection
The gum disease gingivitis is a bacterial infection affecting your gums. It can cause bleeding after both flossing and brushing. If not treated, gingivitis can ultimately result in tooth loss. Fortunately, with our help, reversing gingivitis isn’t difficult.
Your dental hygienist can help you keep gum disease at bay through regular brushing with a good, anti-plaque toothpaste, thorough flossing, and with regular dental cleanings.
Symptoms Of Gingivitis
Poor oral hygiene habits such as not flossing or brushing your teeth on a regular basis may lead to plaque build-up. This can lead to bleeding gums and the gum disease gingivitis. Other indicators are bad breath along with gums that are swollen, red, and tender.
There are several symptoms that may indicate gingivitis, but some of the most common include:
- Bacterial Infection
- Redness and Swelling
- Bleeding and Tender Gums
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Bad Breath
- Plaque Build-up
- Shiny or Ulcerated Gums
Treating & Reversing Gingivitis
The health of your mouth is important and this where Dr. Carol Jin, DDS can help. Reversing gingivitis and fixing bleeding gums can be achieved by removing the plaque build-up on your teeth. This includes scaling and prescribing a mouthwash solution that contains hydrogen peroxide.
At Home Treatments For Bleeding Gums
There are also several temporary remedies that you can try at home to help with some of the pain and bleeding associated with gingivitis until you can visit the dentist. The easiest is regular good old fashioned oral care. This includes brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing along with using mouthwash.
Prevention Is The Key
Preventing gingivitis and keeping your gums healthy is important but easy. Keeping your regular cleaning scheduled every six months and seeing the dentist for a general oral examination and a periodic deep cleaning is a good start. We can help you catch the signs of gum and tooth problems early and prevent future problems fast.
Get Help With Your Gums In San Ramon
Between visits at our San Ramon office, proper flossing and brushing will help you avoid plaque build-up that can lead to bad breath, bleeding gums, and could perhaps lead to gingivitis. If you are experiencing any of the signs of this gum disease, we can help. Take the time today to call and make an appointment with Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, and her friendly, professional staff today.