Usually, you go into the bathroom, you brush, you floss, and you’re done. There’s nothing much to worry about, as long as you’re completing your dental hygiene! However, let’s say one day, you amble into the bathroom and as you’re caring for your smile, your gums begin to bleed! As a result, your first thought is, “Oh, no! Why do I have bleeding gums?” We would like you to keep some important details in mind, so you know what to do next.
#1: It’s Often A Sign Of Gum Disease
Remember that bleeding gums are a classic symptom of gum disease. Remember, as well, that gum disease is not something you’re going to be able to make go away with your own efforts at home. This is something that always calls for professional intervention! So, don’t delay. Call us, tell us about your symptom, and come in.
#2: You Should See Us No Matter What
Maybe you’re pregnant, you’ve heard about pregnancy gingivitis (it’s a real thing!), and you figure you’re just fine. Perhaps you only have bleeding gums every now and then, so you’re under the impression that it’s no big deal. Here’s another extremely important reminder: When blood is present, it’s time to come see us no matter what, just to make sure all is well.
#3: That Is, Unless You Do Some Investigative Work First And…
Wait a second. Take a closer look in that mirror. Do you see blood near your gums? Or, did you see pink or red on your toothbrush or in your toothpaste-mixed-with-saliva and you’re figuring it’s bleeding gums? Sometimes, patients forget that they just ate red Jell-O or ate pink candy, etc. Go through your mental files of the last couple hours to make sure you’re not mistaking food coloring for blood!
Bring Bleeding Gums To Our Attention ASAP
Don’t wait and hope for the best if you end up with bleeding gums! Instead, contact us, come in, and allow us to offer a solution. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.