Bleeding Gums

The pain of bleeding gums can be cured through the use of a number of bleeding gum treatments. First and foremost, if you have bleeding gums, you should schedule an appointment with one of your Bartlesville dentists or specialist to prevent further bleeding and possible gum disease. You can also help ensure that the conditions do not deteriorate yourself by brushing and flossing properly.

In the mean time (until you can reach your dentist) there are some home remedies for bleeding gums that can temporarily soothe the associated pain. Cold or hot packs on the effected area can sometimes help relieve discomfort, while warm salt water mouth rinses can help remove bacteria and heal wounds.

One of Your Bartlesville dentists or hygienists has a variety of treatments available that they may perform, ranging from teeth cleaning to a much deeper cleaning known as a root planting. To ensure that treatments for bleeding gums work, care and cooperation are needed from the patient. An essential step to stop bleeding gums is elimination of plaque and tartar from the base of the teeth and the gums. This requires daily and thorough brushing, flossing, and rinsing of the mouth to help remove particles that can become trapped between teeth and gums and cause tooth decay and gum disease.