Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Categories: Gum Disease

bleeding gums Mt. Vernon

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for optimal dental health. However, some dental patients in the Mt. Vernon, and Alexandria area worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your Mt. Vernon dentist and discuss the possibility of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

We’re Drs. Geren & Mady of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals we have for our Mt. Vernon and Alexandria patients. Along with optimum dental health, we also seek to give my patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening.

Our top services here at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry include:

sedation dentistry
dental implants
dental crowns
teeth whitening

Feel free to look us up on the web or call today.

Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia