If you see a little pink in the sink after brushing and flossing, you may worry if something is amiss. While it can seem like normality when you brush too hard to see a few drops of blood in the sink or on the brush, it should never be ignored.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of periodontal disease and other problems, which is why you should seek treatment as soon as possible. While gum disease isn’t usually painful, it can progress quickly and needs to be dealt with immediately to prevent tooth loss and other situations.
Bleeding gums can be caused by a variety of situations, such as brushing too hard, using certain medications, clotting disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and much more. However, it can also be caused by periodontal disease, which requires treatment by a professional. It’s probably not a good idea to self-diagnose the situation. You can go to a general dentist or a specialist (periodontist) to find out what’s going on and start working on a solution. Treatments can include removing plaque and tartar from underneath the gums. Periodontists can use a special tool that gets deep into the gums and may finish up with an injected antibiotic.
At National Periodontics, they have a variety of procedures available to treat the gum area. You don’t have to deal with blood on your brushes or in the sink because they can work with you to determine what the cause is and the best solution. They’ve got a variety of options from non-surgical to surgical. They also offer laser treatments, which can shorten healing time and be less painful than other options. They’ll work with you to find the best bleeding gums treatment so that you can start reversing the damage and prevent future attacks of gum disease.