Dr. Theodore in Chicago treats bleeding gums, gum disease and gingivitis through a wide range of general dentistry treatments.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums are one of the most common symptoms of gum disease. Gum pain, sore gums, and bleeding gums are often present in patients who have gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. This condition is generally the result of plaque that builds up and pushes down into the pockets of the gum. As it hardens into tartar, it irritates the sensitive gum tissue and can cause bleeding or soreness.

Treatment for Bleeding Gums

Treatment for bleeding gums should always be coordinated by a dentist. You should not attempt to use over-the-counter medications without the approval of a dentist. Dr. Theodore can diagnose and treat your bleeding gums. If your bleeding gums are a symptom of gingivitis, Dr. Theodore will perform an extensive cleaning. If you are suffering from gum disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planning procedure to remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets. If your condition is advanced to periodontitis, we may refer you to a specialist for treatment.

Schedule a Periodontal Consultation

If you have bleeding gums or sore gums, schedule a consultation with Chicago dentist Dr. Theodore for a periodontal screening to check for signs of gum disease. Call 773.286.5286 or request an appointment online.