Greenwood Village Bleeding Gums Dentist
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Treat bleeding, swollen, or irritated gums and prevent future issues
If you have bleeding, swollen, or sensitive gums, we’re here to help. Our knowledgeable, compassionate dentists will examine your smile to diagnose the source of the problem and help get your oral health back on track!
What causes bleeding gums?
Irritated and bleeding gums are common in patients of all ages. There are many possible causes of your bleeding gums, including:
- Gum disease – Gum disease is a bacterial infection characterized by inflamed gums, which can cause redness and bleeding.
- Poor oral hygiene – When you don’t keep up with regular dental care at home and at your dentist’s office, excess plaque will build up along the gum line, leading to irritation and bleeding.
- Flossing infrequently – Many people overlook the important role regular flossing plays in oral health. If you recently started flossing regularly for the first time, it’s normal for your gums to react by bleeding for a few days until they get used to it.
- Ill-fitting retainer or dentures – Bleeding can occur if your dental appliance is too small or if it’s poking into different areas of the gums.
- Certain medications – There are several medications (such as blood thinners or antidepressants) that can lead to bleeding or inflamed gums.
- Hormonal changes – Gums often become more sensitive and swollen during intense hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy.
We can help you figure out the cause of your bleeding gums and develop a treatment plan to restore your comfort and improve your oral health.
How to stop bleeding gums
Brush your teeth twice per day
Taking good care of your teeth with daily oral hygiene is necessary to treat bleeding gums and to prevent the issue in the future. We recommend brushing at least twice each day (morning and night) for at least two minutes. Make sure you don’t miss harder-to-reach areas of your mouth.
Floss your teeth daily
Taking the time to floss your teeth every day is one of the best ways to stop bleeding gums and restore the health of your entire smile. Flossing helps remove plaque that’s hiding just under your gum line.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Eating a nutritious diet and taking care of your overall health can prevent bleeding gums and other oral health issues. When possible, stay away from acidic or sugary foods and drinks and always avoid tobacco.
Get regular dental cleanings and exams
Left untreated, bleeding gums and gingivitis can lead to other issues, such as tooth decay and tooth loss. At Village Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages and backgrounds, including routine cleanings, exams, and x-rays. Learn more.
How much does a dental crown cost?
- The cost of a crown is calculated based on the location and size of the tooth
- Your insurance may cover a percentage of restorative work like dental crowns
- Our front office staff will outline your estimated out-of-pocket investment
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Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a new patient. What should I expect at my first appointment?
We understand that going to the dentist can be stressful. That’s why we work to make sure the process is as convenient and comfortable as possible. First appointments for new patients are 60 minutes long and always involve a dental cleaning, exam, and 3D x-rays. If you’re dealing with a dental issue such as bleeding gums, just let us know. Learn more.
Can I still get treatment If my gums are bleeding but I don’t have dental insurance?
Absolutely. Village Dental is primarily an out-of-network provider, which means that we have standard prices for all of our services. We accept all major forms of payment, including cash, check, credit, and debit. If you have insurance, no problem! You can pay at your appointment and we’ll file a claim with your insurance on your behalf. Learn more.