Why do I have bleeding gums?

First of all, we must clarify the following: neither pain nor bleeding is normal neither in the gums nor in any oral area, so it will be necessary that you take care of yourself to heal and avoid any infection or increase of the wound. 

Now that you know that this symptom is not normal when you are healthy, you will surely ask yourself, then why do I have bleeding gums? 

Let’s know the main causes, which can be due to a bad brushing or an unattended disease: 

  • Heavy tooth brushing
  • Poor flossing
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Poorly positioned dental appliances
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Iron deficiency
  • Consumption of anticoagulants
  • Periodontal diseases, among others.

Although these are some of the main causes, we recommend you not to self-diagnose your problem. If you suffer from chronic bleeding gums, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to find out the cause of the bleeding. At Somos Dental we have dentists who are experts in the treatment of bleeding gums that can help you with the solution to your problem.

Now let’s know some periodontal diseases that are the main causes of bleeding gums


Gingivitis is a common mild disease that causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gums. Although it is a mild disease that does not cause serious discomfort, gingivitis should be treated as soon as possible. Failure to treat gingivitis in time can lead to periodontitis.


Unlike gingivitis, periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums that damages the soft tissue. If periodontitis is not treated promptly, it can cause an infection of the jawbone, which can cause teeth to become loose and even lost.

If you want to prevent bleeding gums here are some recommendations

  • Practice good oral hygiene on a daily basis and brush carefully.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Try to reduce your stress levels. 
  • Visit your dentist at least every 6 months. 

Where to find dentists who treat bleeding gums in the Phoenix area?

If you need a place to find help with your bleeding gums, you can turn to Somos Dental. 

At Somos Dental we have experts in treating periodontal disease, you can contact us by calling 623-233-2201 or by filling out our online form for a free initial appointment. 

Come to any of our six locations in Downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Camelback, Avondale, Desert Sky Mall, and Laveen to finally get the smile of your dreams.

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