The most common cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis. Also known as inflammation of the gums, gingivitis is a disease of the soft tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is a bacterial infection caused by microbes in plaque which is allowed to settle and grow around the gum edges.
When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, in which the disease spreads and leads to bone loss and possible tooth loosening and loss.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, take advantage of our Free Examination offer and schedule your appointment so we can ensure your problem is immediately addressed.