Healthy gums normally don’t bleed. When you see bleeding during brushing, this is a sign that your gums are inflamed due to bacteria that have found their way into the spaces between your teeth and gums (known as “pockets”). The first step you should take is to call us at 334-600-1423. We will:
- Ask questions about your last dental cleaning and any new medications you may be taking to determine any related issues
- Put you on a very consistent brushing and flossing regimen
Bleeding gums are also a sign of periodontal (gum) infection, or inflammation associated with gingivitis. If periodontal disease is detected early, we can treat it and gingivitis with nonsurgical root planing procedures to remove bacteria and toxins from the infected areas. This stimulates tissue growth and healing.