Why Do My Gums Bleed?


Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gum inflammation, a condition which precedes gum disease, or periodontitis. When bacteria infect the teeth and gums they can cause bleeding and discolor teeth. In the early stages of gum disease pockets can form between the gums and teeth. Eventually the gums, bones, and tissue deteriorate in advanced stages of the disease.

Prevent damage to your teeth and gums with periodontal treatment at The Montclair Plaza Dental Group in Montclair, CA. Dr. Vijay Patel and his professional team are dedicated to finding effective solutions to dental problems while providing comfortable care to patients.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

There are several common signs of gum disease to look out for, including:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Halitosis
  • Difficulty chewing
  • White or red patches on gums
  • Plaque and tartar buildup on teeth

If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, call the Montclair Plaza Dental Group today at (909) 281-3624. If left untreated, gum disease can cause receding gums and tooth loss. Professional treatment can help prevent more severe stages of the disease.

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Preventative measures not only protect you from developing gum disease but also improve the health and aesthetics of your smile. Brushing and flossing twice a day removes food debris from the teeth and helps keep oral bacteria in check. Routine professional teeth cleanings also help to remove plaque and tartar buildup which attract disease-causing bacteria. Biannual appointments allow our dentists to notice any early signs of gum disease before it develops providing for more effective treatment.

Our dentists are also trained in laser therapy. Laser therapy is a dental technology that can eliminate the need for gum surgery in advanced cases of periodontal disease. Laser therapy eliminates bacteria pockets and stimulates the natural healing process. This treatment option is minimally invasive and requires no sutures or long downtimes. 

Request an Appointment Today

Receive treatment for gum disease today. Call the Montclair Plaza Dental Group for high-quality dental care at (909) 281-3624. You can also schedule an appointment with our professional team online here.

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