Red, bleeding, or swollen gums can be an indication of a condition that requires
long term maintenance. Dr. Craig Janssen provides relief and comprehensive
treatment for swollen and bleeding gums in Green Bay, WI.
Causes of Bleeding Gums
- Bleeding and swollen gums can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Trauma to the teeth, gum tissue, or mouth
- Certain medications
- Certain supplements
- Hormonal changes
- Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease
Depending on the cause for bleeding and swollen gum tissue, this condition can disappear
with proper treatment over time. Dr. Janssen works with each patient to review
the symptoms of bleeding gums, determine the cause for this condition, and
recommend a personal treatment plan to take care of the issue.
Symptoms of Bleeding Gums
If you suffer with red, bleeding, or swollen gums, you may have gum disease. Also
known as periodontal disease, this condition results in swollen gums that bleed,
become inflamed, and pull away from the teeth. The resulting spaces collect
harmful bacteria that, if left untreated, can lead to bone and tooth loss.
The symptoms of bleeding gums are easy to see. When looking in a mirror at your
teeth, does the gum tissue surrounding the teeth look red? Are your gums
swollen? Do they bleed only when brushing or during flossing? Do you experience
pain associated with bleeding and swollen gums?
Treatment for Bleeding Gums
Dr. Janssen offers gentle treatment for swollen and bleeding gums. Before making a
diagnosis about the cause of your bleeding gum tissue, Dr. Janssen and our team
will take a complete medical history and provide a comprehensive exam.
Once the cause of your bleeding and swollen gums has been diagnosed, Dr. Janssen
will review the available treatment options and recommend the care that is
right for you. Get relief from bleeding gums in Green Bay, WI by making an
appointment with Dr. Janssen today.