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Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Similarly, several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble.

For example, if your gums bleed after you start flossing consistently, you may not need to worry. However, this bleeding should only last for a few days. You see, your floss could disturb your gums, which could result in bleeding. However, if this bleeding doesn’t stop on its own after a few day, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team.

Similarly, there may be medications which may you bleed. You see, medications like blood thinners will make you more likely to bleed. These medications can also help make it harder for your body to stop bleeding. To avoid these types of problems, we recommend telling our dentist about any medications you might be taking.

Finally, please remember that bleeding gums could also be a sign of gingivitis, which can lead to a number of complications. Unfortunately, if gingivitis is left untreated for too long, you may have to cope with tooth decay, bad breath, and even sensitive teeth.

If you have bleeding gums and would like to find the cause, please don’t hesitate to contact Tracey Tabor Williams, DMD at 317.637.4636 Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams & Amy Montefalco and our team will examine your mouth and offer you customized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.