What can I do about bleeding gums?
Posted on 13th April 2020 at 13:29
Bleeding gums can be a sign of inflammatory gum disease. It is important to see your dentist and hygienist regularly to help prevent and treat this disease in order to prevent long term tooth loss.
During the pandemic we are unable to offer you routine hygiene care.
It is important for you to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home. This includes brushing (ideally with an electric toothbrush) twice daily for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. It is also important to clean in between your teeth using dental floss or interdental brushes. Any bleeding you experience whilst you are brushing will improve as your gums get healthier.
Do not let the bleeding put you off, continue with your twice daily brushing regime.
Corsodyl mouthwash can be useful as a short-term measure to help with bleeding gum. Please read and follow the instructions on the bottle.
Further information can be found on our website http://dental-clinic.co.uk/dental-treatments/ patient-information-leaflets/
I see the hygienist every three months because I have gum disease but I can’t attend what should I do?
We appreciate many of you are committed to the health of your gums and have been working hard with your dentist and hygienist to maintain your gum health to an optimum standard. As soon as we are able, we will contact you to arrange an appointment. The hygienists will work hard with you to help keep your gums as healthy as possible. In the meantime, please maintain your oral hygiene to an excellent standard by brushing twice daily and using your interdental cleaning aids as instructed by your hygienist.
Further information can be found using the links below.
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