What should I do if my gums bleed? Does it mean I have gum disease?


You have done the right thing to reach out.

Bleeding gums are often the first sure-fire signs of gum disease (such as gingivitis or periodontitis). If left untreated they can lead to tooth looseness or complete tooth loss.

The good news is that the problem is sometimes reversible even within a few days or a week. Ideal oral hygiene with a perfect Daily Self-Performed Care plan can often solve the inflammation and get things back on track for you. This is how gingivitis is resolved.

However, we recommend you visit a dental professional as soon as possible. In other scenarios the problem has already progressed to irreversible harm which could mean unforeseen tooth loss is closer than you think. In the meantime, you mind find our course Gum Disease Academy helpful.

In even more rare scenarios, bleeding gums can be a sign of a more serious condition. We can’t emphasise that professional advice on your unique situation is essential.

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