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What to Do If You Notice Newly Bleeding Gums

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
What to Do If You Notice Newly Bleeding GumsAny spontaneous or gradual bleeding from the oral cavity irrespective of the location and cause should be a major cause for alarm. Bleeding gums are one of the most common dental conditions, and is usually an indication of an underlying serious gum disease. Any form of bleeding from the gums should prompt you to take the necessary steps to find the cause and treat it before the situation gets out of hand. We take a look into what you should do when you notice newly bleeding gums.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

A build-up of plaque on the gum line, which is essentially a product of food debris and sugary particles from meals and drinks, is the highest contributor to bleeding gums. The buildup of plaque on gums eventually results in a dental condition known as gingivitis, or otherwise called inflamed gums.

Inflammation is a medical term that refers to reddening, pain, and occasional bleeding of gums which follows an underlying cause. Continual build-up of plaque on the surface of the gums and teeth causes it to harden to a more resistant and destructive form known as tartar. Formation of tartar leads to extensive bleeding of the gums and in extreme cases, results in a more advanced dental disease called periodontists.

What to Do When You Notice Fresh Bleeding Gums

As indicated above, any form of bleeding gums means that there are underlying or developing dental diseases. Good dental hygiene to get rid of the formation of plaque and tartar on the surface of the gums is the best preventive approach in bleeding gums.

In case you notice fresh bleeding gums that might occur repeatedly, reach out to us for the best treatment options to diagnose the causative factor and find a permanent solution to the condition. Contact us if you have any form of dental bleeding or related dental ailments.
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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