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Every now and then bleeding gums mean that your gums are just slightly irritated, but other times bloody gums mean that something graver. It’s crucial that you don’t delay in caring for your bloody gums before your disorder turns more serious. Deliberate on the following if you’ve noticed any blood in your gums recently.

Could your medicine be causing your bleeding gums? Some aspirins thin blood, resulting in increased bleeding in the gums and other places. Some prescription medications can cause your gums to bleed. If you have been practicing awesome dental hygiene and your gums started bleeding only recently, it’s likely that a medication is the cause. Let Dr. Thomas Hicks know what medications you’re taking.

Have you been into our office in a while? One of the most imperative and most effective ways to avert bleeding gums is to receive a professional dental cleaning at least once each six months. Serious disorders like tartar accumulation and periodontitis can only be treated by an oral professional, so please ensure that you visit the dentist regularly.

At LifeSmile Dental Group, we want you to have the healthiest oral cavity possible, and that means treating any bleeding gums. Are you ready for your next appointment in our Portland, Oregon, office? Call 503-644-5433 now and we’ll get you penciled in for a checkup.