Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is an important sign that you have an infection! If your gums are bleeding that means bacteria is also getting into your blood stream and going around in your body!

Medications can cause bleeding gums, and it may not necessarily be a gum disease symptom. Medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), birth control pills, and some blood pressure medications are among those that can cause bleeding gums. It is important to also tell us about any medications you are taking or medical conditions you h

Pregnancy can also cause your gums to bleed. When your body is experiencing increased hormone levels, the gums will bleed more readily when brushing, flossing, eating, or even spontaneously. Gingivitis is common during pregnancy and directly afterward when hormone levels are at their highest.