Causes of Bleeding Gums

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is one of the major causes of bleeding gums. However, did you know medications, a change in your brushing and flossing routine, stress and hormonal imbalances can also cause your gums to bleed?

Stress can negatively impact your body and overall health; bleeding gums can be one of the symptoms of stress. Therefore, maintaining a nutritious diet, an effective exercise routine, and peace of mind are good for every aspect of your life including your oral health. Healthy gums require a certain amount of general dental care and attention. Neglect them and they can become hosts to gum disease, which can lead to compromised general health and eventual tooth loss.

Treatment for Gums that Bleed

Gingivitis begins with mild gum irritation and you may not even realize you have it until you are in the dentist chair. However, treatment and relief is readily available.

The first step in treatment is to remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth with special dental instruments. At Les Belles, we use ultrasonic instruments to break up the hardened deposits of tartar above and below the gum line. This deep cleaning removes the toxins that cause the infections that make gums bleed. Depending on the severity of the problem, periodontal measurements may be used to helps determine how effective healing is progressing during subsequent visits.

In some cases, medication is needed to help fight the bacteria; the medicine is placed in the gums to help slow or stop the bacteria’s growth. Special mouthwashes are also recommended to help with the healing process and to keep bad bacteria from growing.

In keeping with our commitment to a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, Les Belles NYC recommends and provides the highest quality ingredients and treatments to help eliminate the problem of bleeding gums. Les Belles NYC is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the holistic wellness of each of our patients. Our comforting atmosphere helps you relax as the calming effects of pure natural oil aromatherapy ease you into a peaceful state of mind.