ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A

Causes of Bleeding Gums


Posted on 7/4/2022 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
Causes of Bleeding GumsBleeding gums are no common occurrence for anyone and should be taken with care to avoid extreme dental complications. If you notice bleeding gums after brushing or flossing your teeth, here are the potential causes.

Gingivitis


Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontitis and is characterized by swollen, tender, bleeding gums. Failure to observe proper dental care by brushing away food particles in the mouth results in the build-up of a sticky film called plaque. When the plaque is left unattended, it sticks to the gum line infecting the gums. While medical procedures at our offices can reverse the condition at this stage, many people ignore our call to visit our dentists.

Severe gingivitis leads to a more critical condition, a periodontal disease that often affects other body parts such as the brain and the liver when left untreated. Therefore, bleeding gums may signify gingivitis infection in your mouth.

Pregnancy


Experts claim that women in their pregnancy status are prone to swollen and tender gums, which bleed during flossing and brushing. Pregnancy is associated with extreme hormonal changes in a women's body hence altering its response to bacterial infections and other possible complications. Ensure you make a regular visit to our dentist when pregnant for further examinations of your dental conditions as well as your overall health.

Rough Brushing


Our dentists advise on choosing the right toothbrush for your dental care. However, many people fail and end up vigorously brushing their teeth to clean their teeth and tongue thoroughly. Consequently, hard brushing leads to gum recession and bleeding due to the force applied to the soft tissues. We advise picking a soft bristle to enhance the proper cleaning of your teeth. If you experience chronic or severe bleeding gums, visit our offices for examinations and medical treatments. Contact us today to book an appointment.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS logo icon


Exceptionally Friendly!!

"You are put at ease the minute you walk into their new office on Broad Rd. Beautiful and calming surroundings. The staff couldn't be more helpful and are extremely friendly. Dr. Pliszczak is exactly what you want in a Dentist. Always concerned with your comfort, I never feel rushed, and I enjoy here friendly manner. And because of all of their meticulously thorough work, My teeth are as healthy as can be!!! Thank you Dr. Pliszczak, Jade and Nancy" ~Roamy F.


Read More Reviews

Family smile in lawn
logo of default
4827 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215-2205
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: Closed
Copyright © 2015-2022 Janice Pliszczak, DDS and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
About Us | Dentist Syracuse, NY | Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS
At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. Click here to learn more about us today!
Janice Pliszczak, DDS, 4827 Broad Road, Syracuse NY 13215 | (315) 800-5020 | onondagahilldentist.com | 8/8/2022 | Page Terms:about us,dentist syracuse,janice pliszczak dds syracuse ny