Why do my gums bleed ?
Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, or inflammation of your gums. It's a common and mild form of gum disease, and it's caused by a buildup of plaque at your gumline. If you have gingivitis, your gums may be irritated, red, and swollen. They may bleed when you brush your teeth.
Are Bleeding gums a dental emergency?
While experiencing a little bit of gum bleeding doesn't constitute a dental emergency , you do need to be on the lookout. If you experience severe bleeding and swelling from your gums, it might be time to see a dentist. A dentist will examine your gums and identify the source of the bleeding and swelling.
When should I be concerned about bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums are very common but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. They're usually a sign of gum (periodontal) disease. If treated in its early stages, periodontal disease can be easily reversed.