What is it that you see when you look in the mirror during dental hygiene sessions? Is it blood? Well, then, your Moreno Valley dentist encourages you to learn more about bleeding gums and what they might mean. Before you jump to any conclusions, it’s best to consider our advice, so you understand what to do, what to think, and how to best protect your smile.

When We Haven’t Seen You In A While

If we have not seen you recently (or if it’s been more than a couple weeks), then bleeding gums is not a good sign. Instead, it’s a questionable one! Rather than trying to rationalize the symptom, the easiest and smartest choice you can make is to schedule a visit with your Moreno Valley dentist.

When You Cut Yourself

If you’re dealing with a very minor abrasion, you will likely be just fine if you leave the area alone, rinse several times a day with salt water, and allow the area to heal. If it’s something that’s concerning you, then we encourage you to schedule a visit with your Moreno Valley dentist. If you’re bleeding profusely, however, contact 911 or visit an emergency room immediately.

When We Just Saw You

Did we just see you? Did you admit to us that it’s been a long time since you last flossed your teeth but your gums are still in good health? If so, it’s possible that you may experience a bit of bleeding during your first flossing session or two. After that, however, it should subside. If it does not, give us a call.

Contact Us If You Experience Bleeding Gums

If you deal with bleeding gums or other gum health related issues, give us a call, so we may set up a visit for you to see your Moreno Valley dentist. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.