Gums That Bleed

Causes of Bleeding Gums

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is one of the major causes of bleeding gums. However, did you know medications, a change in your brushing and flossing routine, stress and hormonal imbalances can also cause your gums to bleed?

Stress can negatively impact your body and overall health; bleeding gums can be one of the symptoms of stress. Therefore, maintaining a nutritious diet, an effective exercise routine, and peace of mind are good for every aspect of your life including your oral health. Healthy gums require a certain amount of general dental care and attention. Neglect them and they can become hosts to gum disease, which can lead to compromised general health and eventual tooth loss.

Treatment for Gums that Bleed

Gingivitis begins with mild gum irritation and you may not even realize you have it until you are in the dentist chair. However, treatment and relief is readily available.

The first step in treatment is to remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth with special dental instruments. At Les Belles, we use ultrasonic instruments to break up the hardened deposits of tartar above and below the gum line. This deep cleaning removes the toxins that cause the infections that make gums bleed. Depending on the severity of the problem, periodontal measurements may be used to helps determine how effective healing is progressing during subsequent visits.

In some cases, medication is needed to help fight the bacteria; the medicine is placed in the gums to help slow or stop the bacteria’s growth. Special mouthwashes are also recommended to help with the healing process and to keep bad bacteria from growing.

In keeping with our commitment to a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, Les Belles NYC recommends and provides the highest quality ingredients and treatments to help eliminate the problem of bleeding gums. Les Belles NYC is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the holistic wellness of each of our patients. Our comforting atmosphere helps you relax as the calming effects of pure natural oil aromatherapy ease you into a peaceful state of mind.

  • Aaron E.

    Very friendly staff - no wait time at all; Dr. Huang was very friendly and informative, walking me through everything in layman' s terms. Lastly, office is centrally located, right next to Grand Central Station and very accommodating in terms of available hours.

  • Maya K.

    (Verified Patient)

    The most pleasant dentist visit i have had to date. Short wait times, super friendly staff, pleasant and clean looking office overall. Dr Huang sat down and thoroughly examined my teeth and explained my xrays and any questions i had. Cleaning was thorough and painless(have never been able to tolerate the cleanings before). Overall great dentist experience. Definetely recommend to everyone and anyone.

  • Jacklyn F.

    (Verified Patient)

    My visit to Dr. Huang's office could not have gone smoother! She and the entire staff are incredibly friendly. She really does care about her patients - she took the time to explain my xrays to me, giving me care tips and warnings along the way. Most dentists scrape your teeth until they bleed and then herd you out the door. Also, they're open on Sundays which is a HUGE win for those of us with demanding jobs.

  • Andrea F.

    (Verified Patient)

    I waited less than 5 minutes to be seen by Dr. Huang which never happens. She was really nice, thorough in her examination, and made me feel really comfortable. She was able to answer all of my questions and addressed a problem I was having that was never previously acknowledged by my former dentists.