Published On: June 13, 2022Categories: Emergency Advice119 words0.6 min read

Bleeding from gums are NOT classed as a dental emergency. 

Bleeding gums are usually due to gum disease and will not stop until your brushing technique improves. 

Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes, paying particular attention to the areas that are bleeding. Remember to also use floss or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth every day.

If your gums are extremely painful and look infected (bright red with a grey/green appearance) you should still try your best to brush them even though they will bleed and call for further advice.

Take painkillers as required and use mouthwashes such as Corsodyl  or Peroxyl (ideally for no longer than 10 days which can be purchased from your pharmacist.

Bleeding gums Symonds Yat


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