Why Are My Gums Bleeding And Swollen?

At some stage, everyone suffers from gums that are bleeding, swollen and sore. Your gums are just as crucial as your pearly whites.

When your gums get inflamed, it usually is a sign of a problem, so it’s important to access what is causing your gum disease and take action to stop it from worsening.

Gingivitis

The most common cause of swollen and bleeding gums is gingivitis. If plaque builds up on your teeth and around your gums, you can develop gingivitis. Your gums may bleed when you floss and clean your teeth and you may notice you have bad breath.

If left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis and teeth loss, so it should be taken seriously.

Luckily it can be treated by improving your oral health routine. We can remove the plaque and recommend that you floss, brush, and rinse with mouth wash carefully after every meal. You should notice an improvement in a short time.

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Deficiencies

If you are deficient in specific vitamins, your gums may swell and cause pain and discomfort. Vitamins B and C are especially important.

Illness

Some illnesses, such as herpes and thrush can cause your gums to bleed and become swollen.

Pregnancy

There are times when gums will bleed and be swollen for reasons that are natural and not concerning. Pregnancy is one time you can expect to have gum issues and it will go away once the baby is born. That is why we recommend you have a dental appointment in the early stages of pregnancy.

Regular dentist visits, good oral hygiene and a healthy diet is recommended by your team at Smile Protectors. If you are concerned about your gum health, please book an appointment for a check-up so we can assess your dental health soon.

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