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BleeDing gumS Q: A: Why do my gums bleed? There are several causes of bleeding gum tissue. The most common source is plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque is a bacterial film that forms on the teeth Dr. Bethany Schuetzle when saliva, food and fluids combine. If this film is not removed with proper oral hygiene, gum inflammation will develop and cause bleeding gums. If plaque is left un-removed, it will eventually calcify or solidify on the teeth forming calculus or what is known as tarter. This layer generally requires removal by a professional dental cleaning. Most patients need their teeth cleaned every 6 months but some patients who have periodontal (gum) disease or who accumulate calculus more often need to have their teeth cleaned every 3 months. Gum inflammation left untreated can eventually cause bone loss which in turn can cause tooth mobility, infections, and/or tooth loss. Other reasons for bleeding gum tissue include: oral cancer, trauma, tooth infections, or gum infections. If you have bleeding gums it is important to see a dentist for an evaluation to determine proper treatment. Accepting all new patients Open Early. Open Late. Open Saturday. 701-751-7177 1401 Skyline Blvd, Suite 210, Bismarck, ND 58503 Above Dunn Bros Coffee www.missouririverdental.com