Bleeding gums in Delaware – Sussex County
Gum bleeding in Sussex County is a very common situation. However, few people realize the true risks of gum bleeding. Wouldn´t you be concerned if your eyes, your hands bleed spontaneously or when you clean them??
Gum bleeding can occur at various times: during brushing, when flossing, after snizing, at night time… Although this type of bleeding is common, it is not natural and it is most of the times a sign of periodontal disease in delaware.
Periodontal disease, if untreated, can lead the loss and destruction of the tissues, bone and gum, that holds the teeth. It is key to see a gum specialist in delaware to assess the severity of the disease and perform gum treatment if necessary.
Why do my gums bleed???
The most common cause of bleeding gums inn delaware is the accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus. The accumulation of bacterial plaque is caused by lack, insufficient or proper brushing and flossing.
There are other causes, les common, that can lead to bleeding gums:
- Misuse of the toothbrush: traumatic brushing might cause bleeding gums .Correct brushing involves directing the brush from bottom to top over the entire denture (front and also back) with a gente pressure and a soft tooth brush.
- Pregnancy, due to hormonal changes that occur, is a common factor that leads to bleeding and gum overgrowth.
- Blood thinners/anticoagulants like warfarin can make your gums bleed easily.
- Leukemia, scurvy or other diseases can also cause bleeding gums.
A consult with a periodontist in delaware will assess the cause of bleeding gums and will provide a solution.
Bleeding gums when I brush, eat or sleep, what should I do????
Bleeding gums when brushing, eating and sleeping is not normal. It is a sign that should never been ignored.
Bleeding gums in Georgetown might be a sign of different dental problems but most of the times is periodontal disease.
Healthy gums look pink and do not bleed!! You should visit our gum specialist in delaware, Dr Sanz, to assess and treat periodontal disease. There are different techniques to treat gums in Sussex County and they all share the same goal wich is to remove the bacterial plaque in your gums that leads to inflammation of the gums, bone loss and eventually tooth lost.
Periodontal disease and bleeding gums??
Periodontal disease, gingivitis and periodontitis, is called a silent disease. Periodontal disease is not painful therefore most of the patients do not realize they have it.
Being aware of its signs and symptoms helps detect periodontal disease in the early stages preventing tooth lost. When we find an alteration in the type of bacteria found in the mouth, usually due to the accumulation of food debris between the teeth, there is inflammation and gingival bleeding. This is a clear sign that we are facing a periodontal disease.
Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of periodontal disease. Another signs of periodontal disease are redness of the gums, swelling, bad breath and teeth sensitivity.
Gum recession is another sign caused by severe, more advanced periodontal disease.
Treatment of bleeding gums in delaware
The main goal of the treatment for bleeding gums in delaware is to remove the bacteria plaque and calculus attached to the teeth. Excellent daily brushing and periodic dental hygiene usually reduces the bleeding of the gums.
There are two main types of periodontal disease in Delaware that might require different types of treatmemts
– Gingivitis: is an inflammation of the gums solely. Bleeding of the gums are the most common sign due to accumultaion of bacterial. It can occur in people of all ages, although we found a higher prevalence in adult patients, over 35 years. This pathology has an enormous incidence in our society, even finding studies that determine that it affects almost 60% of the population.
– Periodontitis: This is the advanced state of periodontal disease. In addition to bleeding and inflammation of the gingival tissues, there is a lost of gum and bone that support the tooth leading to tooth lost. This pathology has a lower prevalence in the population (slightly more than 25% of people), but its ability to destroy our smile makes it necessary to act quickly to combat it.
The main cause for the excessive accumulation of bacterial plaque that causes gingivitis or periodontitis in delaware is usually poor oral hygiene, although we can find other factors that also favor the accumulation of dental plaque such as:
- Dental malposition and malocclusions
- Fixed orthodontics
- Poor dental treatment (illfitted crowns or dentures)
If your periodontist in Delaware determines the presence of gingivitis, a dental prophylaxis, a fast and painless preventive treatment, is needed. The main goal is to eliminate the bacteria that has caused gingivitis and prevent the recurrence of it.
Periodontitis treatment in delaware is more involved. A detailed clinical and radiological assessment is needed to determine the extent of the problem. In many cases, scaling and root planing is needed to eliminate the bacterial plaque. When periodontitis is more advanced, gum periodontal surgery might be needed. Once the disease is controlled, periodontal maintenance is performed, including periodic visits and improving dental care habits.
How can I stop the bleeding of my gums?
The best way to stop the bleeding of your gums is to visit a certified periodontist in Delaware. Dr sanz, our periodontist in Georgetown, will evaluate the presence and treatment of periodontal disease. Some recommendations to reduce the bleeding of your gums are:
- Periodontal treatment: dental prophylaxis, scalind and root planing or gum surgical treatment might be indicated
- Oral hygiene instructions: brushing your teeth 3 times a day between 3 to 5 minutes. Use a soft tooth brush. Correct flossing techniques are really important to improve and maintain healthy gums.
- Stop smoking.
- Orthodontic treatment to align crowded teeth and improve proper oral hygiene.
Keep in mind that toothbrushing is the best way to get the inflamed and bleeding gums back to a normal state. Normally, when bleeding occurs when we brush our teeth, the first reaction is usually to stop brushing. If we stop brushing, gum bleeding gets worse!!!! A proper brushing technique performed gently and disciplined will help us reduce the bleeding gums. Prevention is the key!!!!!!