If other parts of your body such as your hands or head bled on a regular basis, that would be a sign of a problem that needed to be addressed. Just as you would contact your doctor, you should call Prairie Dental at 405-282-6444 for treatment for your bleeding gums in Edmond, Oklahoma. Our dentist, Dr. Bryan Bumpas, can determine the cause of the problem and recommend ways to remedy it.
In some cases, bleeding gums may be caused by a lax oral hygiene routine. On the other hand, they can be the result of brushing and flossing too aggressively. Our dentist may suggest stepping up your home care or brushing more gently with a toothbrush that has softer bristles.
Bleeding gums may be an early indicator of gum disease. Again, you may be able to address the problem with better oral hygiene and some lifestyle changes. Or our dentist may suggest an appointment for a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. If your gum disease is more advanced, further periodontal treatments may be needed.
If you have noticed blood on your toothbrush or in the sink, call our office. Our dentist and team are here to help you regain a healthy smile.