You might notice some bleeding when you brush or floss.
Bleeding, redness, and painful or sore gums can be a symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) that arises due to a number of reasons:
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. If not addressed early on, it may progress to periodontal disease, which involves the inflammation of the gums, ligamentsand jaw bones. People who have periodontal disease usually present with loose teeth and bad breath.
Sometimes, if you improve your brushing, your gums will bleed less without a visit to the dentist. But if your gums bleed regularly and you notice plaque and hard tartar build up on your teeth, it is best to book a time to see Dr Jack about your gums.