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Bleeding Gums

If your gums are bleeding, please call our team or book an appointment. Whilst bleeding gums are common, it’s important to check the cause to rule out any serious conditions. In general, bleeding indicates that your gums are inflamed, and this inflammation is generally responding to the bacteria on the surface of your teeth. The surface inflammation is Gingivitis, but may also arise from an incorrect brushing technique, improper flossing, vitamin K deficiency and more.

Our doctors at Emerald Dental will also determine if the cause is plaque and tartar. We will use a periodontal probe to determine whether or not your gums are bleeding. It is imperative that you consult our practice if you suffer any of the symptoms especially if the bleeding is severe or long term because if left untreated it can cause more serious conditions later on, even culminating in the loss of teeth.