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Many people write off bleeding gums as not being a big deal. However, nothing could be further from the truth. If your gums bleed at all – during brushing, eating, or other times during your day – then it’s likely a sign of an underlying condition for which you need treatment.

Here at Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, Dr. Jack Schwarcz has extensive experience dealing with gum health and assisting people who need gum treatment. To help you understand why you shouldn’t ignore bleeding gums, read on.

Sign of gum disease

Bleeding gums are a common sign of gum disease. Depending on the severity of the bleeding, it can indicate either gingivitis or advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis, if caught early, is easily treatable and reversible. However, advanced gum disease will cause issues that may require some form of oral surgery to mitigate.

Indicated bad oral health

Bleeding gums are also an indicator that you’re not doing enough to make sure your oral health is in as good of shape as possible. If the bleeding is minimal, it likely means you need to take more effort in bolstering gum health. That can be done through regular brushing and flossing.

Obviously, bleeding gums aren’t ideal and you want to do everything you can to avoid them. If you think you need help, call us today at 586-757-5454 to schedule an appointment.