Do you have bleeding gums? If you do, then there are a few things you can do right now to prevent a serious dental emergency…
1. Contact A Dentist
The very first thing you should do is contact us. Contacting a dentist is important because bleeding gums can be a sign gingivitis. We can take a look at your gums and rule out gingivitis, which is a type of periodontal disease, or take the next step if you do have gingivitis.
2. Brush Your Teeth
Another thing you can do right now is brush your teeth, and continue to brush your teeth on a regular basis. Sometimes plaque and tartar can build up when you don’t brush properly. We recommend brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least 2-3 times per day. It is important to brush your teeth properly and on a regular basis to avoid the build up of plaque, dental decay, cavities, infections, and bone loss it can cause.
3. Rinse Your Mouth With Warm Water
If your gums are only bleeding a little bit, then we recommend rinsing your mouth with a little bit of warm water. Sometimes when your gums bleed, it might not be anything serious, so you might be able to stop the bleeding by rinsing with water. However, you should still contact a dentist, because if it is gum disease, then you will want to have a professional take a look at your gums and then provide treatment to you.
The worse thing you can do is ignore the problem. If your gums bleed, then you need to take care of the problem as soon as possible. This is especially true if your gums bleed on a regular basis or even just a few times per week. The last thing you want to do is to not take care of your bleeding gums, as it might lead to bigger problems as we’ve discussed above, such as periodontal disease which is a very serious condition that can cause deterioration to your smile and lead to a life of dentures, crowns, bridges, and even dental implants.
So, if you have bleeding gums give our Rochester, NY office a call immediately to schedule a dental examination.