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Infection isn’t fun to deal with, but a gum infection can result in red or angry, swollen, or even bleeding gums, leading to pain. In today’s blog, you will learn about the tell-tale signs of gum disease, and how to treat it or even prevent the infection.

You may have noticed droplets of blood in the sink after brushing, or maybe a bit on your floss thread. First, there’s no need to panic, but there is a need to contact or visit your dentist to see why your gums may be bleeding, and if it’s due to a common problem that can be treated easily.

Gum disease is a very common oral disease, and it’s also very preventable with proper oral hygiene. If left untreated, though, it can turn into periodontitis, a more severe gum infection that needs immediate treatment. Dr. Wallace Lunden can treat the disease with extra, deep-down teeth cleaning called scaling and root planing.

Some reasons why your gums may bleed, other than gum disease, may be related to brushing too forcefully or too rough. Also, if the floss you’re using is too thin, too thick, or if you have tight spaces between teeth, it could cause irritation, which may result in bleeding gums.

There may be other reasons why your gums may bleed, such as medication you’re using that causes dry mouth, which can also cause swollen and irritated gums. Calling for an appointment at 612-866-7000 at Cedar Point Dentistry will help in solving the issue, so contact us!

We can prescribe a mouth rinse, recommend a smaller and softer toothbrush, and the best type of floss to use, or suggest some things you can do at home. To ensure the infection is under control, and doesn’t turn into periodontal disease, we hope you will keep in touch for bleeding gums in Richfield, Minnesota. You may reach us at 612-866-7000.