A little bit of blood on a toothbrush is no big deal, right? Wrong! Blood while brushing or flossing, or swollen, sore gums, are evidence of gum disease. If gum disease is not treated, it can lead to serious dental consequences including tooth loss.
If you have symptoms of gum swelling, tenderness, or bleeding, you need to visit your EK Dental Surgery dentist as soon as possible.
Why Do Gums Bleed?
- Plaque – the short answer is often, “plaque”. If bacteria isn’t removed, it leads to the growth of plaque and calculus, which then attack the gums surrounding the teeth. This causes irritation, which can lead to swelling and bleeding.