Swollen or bleeding gums are a very serious issue, as they could be signs of real oral health complications. Aside from being uncomfortable, swollen or bleeding gums can also be a sign of periodontal disease, which can have a huge impact on your overall health.
If you are experiencing swollen or bleeding gums, we highly recommend you schedule an appointment with your dentist at your earliest convenience. This is the best way to determine how serious of an oral health issue you may be experiencing. Other than scheduling an appointment with your dentist, the following symptoms are important to note:
This symptom is more common, as bleeding gums during flossing could be a result of how you floss. However, it is important to pay attention to the severity and regularity of bleeding during flossing or brushing. If your gums are bleeding every time you perform your dental routine, or they are bleeding at a noticeably excessive rate, schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately.
The easiest way to keep your gums happy and healthy is to have proper dental hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice-a-day. Other recommendations we have include upgrading your dental equipment to an electronic toothbrush and eliminating any meds that may cause swollen or bleeding gums (when possible).