Are you experiencing bleeding gums? Do you know what to do when this symptom appears? Perhaps you shouldn’t overreact, you think to yourself. Maybe this is normal sometimes, right? Not exactly. While it’s not necessarily a sign of a serious underlying concern, it could be. So, how to proceed once the symptom occurs for the first time? We offer you our quiz for the clear instructions and insight you need.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If your gums are bleeding, it’s always a definite sign that you are dealing with gingivitis.
- True or False: When you notice a bit of blood from your gums, you should stop brushing them during dental hygiene sessions until you come in for a visit.
- True or False: At the first sign of blood from your smile, you should try to figure out what the problem is and then wait a while to see if it resolves. Then, after a month or so if it does not, you should call us to schedule a checkup.
- False. If you have bleeding gums, it may or may not be a sign of gingivitis. It’s possible to brush or floss too hard or to cut your gums, leading to a small amount of bleeding.
- False. You should continue brushing as directed to ensure you’re keeping your smile clean. Too little brushing along your gumline is one of the main contributing factors to gum disease!
- False. Unless you are certain that you accidentally cut your gum tissue (and it is healing successfully), you should contact us ASAP. Treating possible gingivitis immediately is essential in preventing periodontal disease.
See Us ASAP If You Have Bleeding Gums
When you experience an oral health change, such as gums that bleed, we encourage you to come in as soon as possible, so we may treat the problem. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.