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Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding and swollen gums are common symptoms that may indicate the presence of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. These symptoms can also be the result of other conditions, such as hormonal changes, medication use, or improper oral hygiene. At Concierge Dental, we prioritize your oral health and are committed to providing comprehensive care for all gum-related conditions. 


The primary cause of bleeding and swollen gums is plaque buildup along the gum line. If not removed, plaque can harden into tartar, leading to gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Other contributing factors include: 

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco 
  • Diabetes 
  • Medications that reduce saliva flow 
  • Nutritional deficiencies 
  • Misaligned teeth or poorly fitting dental appliances 

Treatment Options 

Our approach to treating bleeding and swollen gums includes: 

  • Professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar 
  • Scaling and root planing for more advanced cases 
  • Recommendations for improved home care routines 
  • Guidance on lifestyle changes to support oral health 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: Can bleeding gums lead to more serious health issues?

A: Yes, if left untreated, bleeding and swollen gums can progress to more serious forms of gum disease, potentially leading to tooth loss and even affecting your overall health, including heart disease and diabetes. 

Q: Are bleeding gums always a sign of gum disease?

A: While bleeding gums are a common sign of gum disease, they can also result from other factors, such as brushing too hard, hormonal changes, or using a new toothbrush. It’s important to consult with your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. 

Q: How often should I visit the dentist if I have bleeding/swollen gums?

A: If you’re experiencing bleeding or swollen gums, it’s important to schedule a visit with your dentist for an evaluation. Depending on the severity of your condition, your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings or treatments. 

Q: Can changes in my diet help improve the health of my gums?

A: Yes, eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can support gum health. Foods high in vitamin C and calcium can particularly benefit the gums and teeth. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Concierge Dental. We’re here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. 

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