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Unfortunately, bleeding from the gums is largely considered a harmless condition and doesn’t often receive treatment. However, if you often have bleeding gums, you may be experiencing a warning sign that your smile has developed a more significant oral health problem. Below are three oral conditions that cause bleeding gums and may be present in your smile.

Gum disease is a periodontal infection that causes bleeding gums when it irritates the gum tissue, making your gums red and swollen and causing them to pull away from your teeth. Gum disease can also result in ongoing bad breath. Please report any symptoms of gum disease in your mouth to our dentist at Milla Openko, DMD so that you can receive the appropriate treatment.

Your oral care routine may cause bleeding gums if you only floss once in a while. When you introduce floss string to the complacent gum tissue, it may turn irritated and start to bleed. By flossing every day, you can help your gums adjust and stop bleeding after a week or so.

Being pregnant may cause you to develop pregnancy gingivitis, due to changes in your body and hormones. You could develop gums that are red, tender, swollen, and bloody. Don’t ignore these signs of gingivitis, or else your condition could get worse.

Please feel free to give us a call at 412.885.5590 today if you are eager to speak with Dr. Milla Openko or Dr. Dean Dedola about preventing bleeding gums in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.