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Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Similarly, several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble.

For instance, would you be surprised to learn that if you’re trying to get into a consistent health routine, your gums could bleed for a few days? You see, when you start flossing, your floss will go into your gum line, which disturbs them, and causes them to bleed. However, if this bleeding does not let up, you may need to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Similarly, there may be medications which may make you more likely to bleed. These medications can also help make it harder for your body to stop bleeding. To avoid these types of problems, we recommend telling your dentist about any medications you might be taking.

As you may know, another serious issue you have to cope with is gum disease. Sadly, many individuals have gum disease without realizing it—which can lead to a number of serious complications. You see, if you have gum disease, you could have to fend off persistent bad breath, notice your teeth shifting, and even loose teeth. Similarly, gum disease could lead to issues such as lung and heart disease and high blood pressure.

If you have bleeding gums and would like to find the cause, please don’t hesitate to contact Tommy J. Baugh, DDS at 281-484-1006 Dr. Tommy Baugh and our team will examine your mouth and offer you customized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.