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18th October 2018

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?


Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

There is a treatment that can help.

Gum disease is very common. It is estimated that half of the population has some degree of gum disease and most people experience it at least once in their lifetime. If left untreated it can lead to Periodontitis which can destroy the ligaments and bone that hold your teeth in place which can lead to tooth loss.

What are the symptoms?

  • The earliest signs of gum disease are bleeding gums. Symptoms can include:-
  • Gums that are red, puffy, tender or swollen.
  • Gums that have separated or pulled away from your teeth creating a pocket
  • Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Teeth that look longer because your gums have receded
  • Pus coming from between your teeth and gums
  • Constant bad breath or bad taste in your mouth

Is there a treatment?

Yes, there is a range of effective treatments available that allows the gums to heal and retighten around your teeth. Find out more about how we can help you if you have gum disease symptoms.