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Bleeding Gums

Many people do not realize that the health of their mouth affects the health of their entire body. Any signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums or bad breath, need to be taken seriously and treated as soon as possible. Dr. Frederick Olden offers laser gum surgery for patients with gum disease, which can be one of the most effective bleeding gum cures. If your gums have become infected and are swollen or sore, you must schedule an appointment with Dr. Olden as soon as possible.

Here are some of the key causes of bleeding gums:

Gum Disease

Patients diagnosed with gum disease have a living infection in their mouth. This infection can make the gums swollen, red, and increases the risk of bleeding. Bleeding gums are one of the most obvious signs of gum disease but can be managed with early treatment. If the early stages of gum disease are left untreated and the condition advances to periodontitis, you are at an increased risk of bone and tooth loss.

Even though there is no cure for periodontal disease at this time, it can be controlled and better managed with an appropriate home care routine and frequent maintenance cleanings. Laser gum surgery is also one of the effective bleeding gum cures available. Dr. Olden will perform periodic screenings for gum disease to detect the presence of this infection in your mouth.

Medications

Certain types of medications with blood thinning properties can increase your risk of bleeding gums. Medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, birth control pills, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and certain types of blood pressure medications can make the gums bleed more frequently. Make sure Dr. Olden knows about any medical conditions that you have and any medications you are currently taking or have recently taken.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women have increased hormone levels and are at risk for gum tenderness and bleeding gums during pregnancy. The gums may bleed when flossing, brushing, and eating. In some cases, the gums will bleed spontaneously. Pregnancy gingivitis is common during and right after pregnancy when hormone levels are at their highest. This is why regular dental cleanings and a consistent home care regimen are essential for optimal oral health throughout pregnancy. Periodontal disease has been linked to premature delivery and low birth weight babies.

Would you like to learn more about bleeding gum cures? Set up your consultation with Dr. Olden to find out if you are a good candidate for laser gum surgery for the treatment of gum disease.


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