It is estimated that 2 out of 3 adults has some form of gum disease that may compromise their oral health. Bleeding gums are one of the most common signs of gum disease and should be addressed promptly. Dr. Freano can recommend appropriate periodontal therapy treatment options to restore oral health.
What Causes Bleeding Gums
- Aggressive tooth brushing or a hard bristled toothbrush
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- The presence of gum disease
Routine dental care: this plays an important role in maintaining gum health as well as an opportunity for Dr. Freano and his staff to spot the signs of early gum disease and recommend treatment.
Scaling and root planing: for patients with more advanced gum disease, Dr. Freano may recommend this procedure for removing tartar and plaque from deep pockets of the gums.
Gum surgery: if the gum tissue has become severely damaged or the integrity of the tooth is affected, Dr. Freano may refer the patient to a periodontist for further treatment or gum surgery.
If you have gums that bleed, schedule a visit with Dr. Freano to address possible gum disease or learn more about proper brushing techniques to maintain gum health between visits.