Bleeding gums may be an oral health symptom letting you know something is very off with your smile. You probably already know this! However, does that mean that the appearance of a bit of blood is always a serious problem that should send you running for the phone to call us? Not necessarily! Find out how to respond should this happen to you by completing our gum health quiz.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: Bleeding gums will only occur if an advanced disease, such as with your gum tissue, is occurring.
- True or False: It’s not unusual to end up with a bit of bleeding if you’re flossing too hard or if you have not flossed in a long time. As long as we have checked your smile recently and have given you a clean bill of smile health, then the issue will likely resolve on its own if you continue to floss daily.
- True or False: When your gum tissue bleeds, it is one of a list of common signs that you are experiencing gum disease. As a result, you should call us right away if you are unsure why your gums are bleeding.
- False. This is not necessarily true. Sometimes, bleeding gums might signify gum disease. Sometimes, they signify something that will go away on its own. (However, it is always okay to call us).
- True. In this very particular instance, it’s typically okay to wait for a bit to see if the bleeding stops.
- True. Most of the time, it’s better to call us, come in for a visit, and receive a checkup just to be sure that your bleeding is not related to gum disease or, if it is, to receive immediate treatment.
Avoid Serious Gum Problems By Calling Us About Bleeding Gums
If you deal with symptoms of gum disease without explanation, then it is best to contact us ASAP, so we may examine your smile. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.