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Lakeland Family Dental | Is it Normal for My Gums to Bleed?

It’s surprising how many patients have this experience and don’t realize that bleeding gums actually indicate a problem. Usually, there are a couple of reasons for bleeding gums:

  • Something is lodged in your gums (like a popcorn hull)
  • You suffer from periodontal (gum) disease
  • Brushing or flossing too enthusiastically

Let’s go over some of these, so that we can help you feel more comfortable and be healthy!

Something Lodged in Your Gums

Your first instinct may be to avoid a tender area. It is important, however, to make sure that you dislodge any foreign matter from your gums before it causes a serious infection. Your body is helping you with this by bleeding, but you need ...

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