Bleeding gums on brushing is the most common sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. Sometimes bleedings gums can also be associated with bone loss and periodontal disease. This can result in tooth loss if left untreated.
Gum disease can impact people from all ages.
Smokers will often have a tendency to not bleed due to the reduced blood supply to the gum tissue in smokers. Therefore, it is important that patients who smoke get regular 3-6 monthly checks of their gums.
It is important that if your gums bleed when you brush that you make an appointment with your dentist to ensure we prevent irreversible damage to your gums.