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Bleeding Gums in Arkansas

Are You Bothered by Bleeding or Swollen Gums?

Bleeding, inflamed, and painful gums are some of the symptoms of periodontal disease and should not be ignored. If your gums have become infected, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pierce Osborne, Dr. Michael Curry, and Dr. Wes Shelton to determine whether you need gum disease treatment in Arkansas. Some of the causes of bleeding gums include:

  • Medications
  • Gum disease
  • Pregnancy

Causes of Gum Disease

Swollen gums and gums that bleed readily are a sign that there is an active infection in the mouth. Some of the factors that contribute to gum disease include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco use
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Improper home care techniques

Bleeding Gums in Arkansas

Bleeding gums are one of the warning signs that your gums are inflamed or have an infection. You should not ignore symptoms like swollen gums, bad breath, or loose teeth. Here are some of the common causes of bleeding gums:

Gum Disease

If you neglect your oral health, you may have bacteria in the mouth that causes inflammation of the gum tissues. Bleeding gums are one of the warning signs of gum disease but the early stages of this condition can be reversed with a proper oral care regimen. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis which in turn often results in tooth loss. We may recommend periodontal therapy, regular maintenance cleanings, and a home care regimen to improve your oral health.


Some medications increase the risk of bleeding gums, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, birth control pills, and high blood pressure medications. Please share all medical history information with us during your consultation.


Fluctuating hormone levels throughout your pregnancy can make the gums tender and increase the risk of bleeding when flossing, brushing, and eating. Regular dental cleanings are essential throughout pregnancy because we need to do whatever we can to reduce the risk of periodontal disease.

Bleeding of the gum tissues is never normal. If you have bleeding or swollen gums, or think you may have an oral infection in Arkansas, schedule an appointment with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton as soon as possible.

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Fayetteville Office

2001 Green Acres Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72703
New Patients: (479) 316-4811
Current Patients: (479) 521-6400

Rogers Office

300 South Metro Pkwy
Rogers, AR 72758
New Patients: 479-326-7951
Current Patients: 479-636-8800

Fort Smith Office

3800 Rogers Ave #3
Fort Smith, AR 72903
New Patients: 479-689-4474
Current Patients: 479-785-4848

Harrison Office

1405 McCoy Dr
Harrison, AR 72601
New Patients: 855-781-5178
Current Patients: 866-521-6400

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