Bleeding Gums

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Prevent gum disease from getting worse, get booked in to treat your bleeding gums today!

Simply Teeth Essex are an expert dental practice that offer treatment for Bleeding Gums that can solve any current issues and worries that you have in this area. We can check for issues with your Bleeding Gums and any other issues you may currently have with your teeth, mouth or gums, when you book in for a smile consultation.

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you have or may develop gum disease. Ongoing gum bleeding may be due to plaque buildup on the teeth. It can also be a sign of a serious medical condition. The main cause of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums. Plaque that is not removed will harden into tartar. This will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jaw bone disease known as periodontitis which may lead to more invasive periodontal treatment.

No obligation, no risk – see how we can help you today with your Bleeding Gums.

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View our explainer video about Bleeding Gums Treatment and Gum Disease to learn more and find out what’s involved and how it works.

Why choose us to treat your Bleeding Gums?

Expert and trusted advice

We’ve been providing dentistry services to the local Essex community for more than 15 years, so you can trust us to provide a high-quality service that gives you all the care and attention that you need. We’re an established practice that you can rely on.

Flexible Payment Plans

With our range of financing options, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted and spread the cost over low monthly repayments, and with options to pay over 12 months interest-free – we’ve made our treatments accessible to all no matter what.

Full check and diagnosis

We conduct a full and thorough check of your teeth and gums to identify any issues.

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Interest-free finance available over 12 months

Treat your bleeding gums and find the cause before gum disease takes hold

It’s vital to get any issues you have with bleeding gums looked at asap – so that the correct treatment can be applied before it’s too late.

Benefit from innovative 3D scanning technology

We have the technology to enable you to view your new improved smile in digital 3D before you even start the Invisalign® treatment. The advanced iTero technology that we have at our practice enables you to have a quick scan and get your smile simulation often in less than 10 minutes.

Patient reviews for Bleeding Gums treatment

Here’s what some of our patients who have had treatment for bleeding gums with us have to say about the experience and service they received.

“It was really starting to worry me, so it was a huge relief to visit the practice and get everything checked out and sorted”.


“It turned out that my gums were bleeding due to a more serious issue that required urgent treatment, so I’m so glad that I booked an appointment when I did and the service and speed of treatment was really good”.

“The appointment was really great and I got lots of great advice and help, it turned out I wasn’t brushing my teeth in the right way so it was good to know about that and what to do in the future”.


How our process works

If you are suffering from bleeding gums, then you need to get it treated quickly and efficiency before the problem escalates. Let us take you through the process now so you understand exactly what’s involved.

Initial check & diagnosis

We’ll get you in as quickly as possible to look at the problem and diagnose exactly what needs to be done in order to fix any issues that you currently have.

Urgent treatment and procedure

Initially, any damaged and diseased teeth or gum tissue will be thoroughly checked and treated, and then we’ll put together a plan moving forward to ensure that the overall health of your teeth and gums is optimised and taken care of.

Return visit to complete treatment

If your condition or issue is a little more serious and requires some extended care, then we’ll arrange for you to come back to the practice and receive ongoing treatment to ensure that the problem does not return and that you continue to have healthy teeth and gums. 

Why’s it so important to keep your gums healthy?

Your gums are like cushions for your teeth; they surround the tooth from its crown to its root in the jaw and help to support a healthy mouth. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth, and without routine cleaning gum disease can occur. These are the stages of gum disease: Red and swollen bleeding gums when you brush them are a sign of a type of gum disease, gingivitis. When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth, causing discomfort and difficulty when eating Eventually this kind of infection can lead to tooth loss and may require invasive procedures to replace the missing tooth. Fortunately, this can be avoided by attending regular hygiene check-ups at the practice and maintaining a good daily hygiene routine. Brushing between the teeth, flossing and replacing your toothbrush every three months will also benefit your gum health.

Benefits of keeping your gums healthy.

  • Minimised risk of tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.
  • Fresh, minty breath.
  • No more bleeding gums

We are bleeding gums and gum disease experts

Which is why we’re always writing about it. Get invaluable free advice and guidance about bleeding gums and gum disease on our blog.

FAQ’s about bleeding gums

Have a question about bleeding gums? Chances are you’ll find the answer in our FAQ below.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding gums are not normal and not healthy. They’re a sign—possibly along with other often-missed red alerts like puffy, red, irritated gums—of gingivitis (early gum disease). Millions of adults have some form of gum disease, yet only a very small fraction realise it because gum pain is not an early symptom. The good news: early-stage gum disease is reversible, through improved daily mouth care and more frequent visits to the dentist for plaque and tartar removal with professional tools. But left ignored, blood in the sink can progress to serious gum disease (periodontitis) that attacks gums and is the number-one reason teeth fall out.

Will bleeding gums stain teeth?

Generally, bleeding gums may be a sign of chronic bacteria in the mouth and an early sign of gum disease. Blood and bleeding can stain teeth, especially around loose fillings or prior cavities. If you have bleeding gums when you floss, you should continue flossing and seek an appointment with a dentist for advice for the prevention of gum disease.

Can bleeding gums cause a throat infection?

No. Bleeding gums cannot cause a throat infection. A boil, cavity, or infection of the gum, however, can cause a throat infection as it produces bacteria that may cause a throat infection if it is not treated promptly. The best treatment for cavities, boils, or infections depends on the extent of the infection and the tissue affected.

Can pregnancy cause my gums to bleed?

Yes, there is a reported increase in the severity of gingival inflammation of gum swelling during pregnancy [3]. The cause of this is unknown, but it is theorized that hormones present during pregnancy, like progesterone, cause progression of gingivitis by increasing sensitivity of the gums.

How common is gum disease?

Very. As much as seven out of 10 people in some countries will develop gum disease at some time in their lives. It is the most common dental problem, and it can progress quite painlessly until you have a real problem. That’s why it is so important to prevent gum disease before it becomes serious.

How does gum disease start?

Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.

Your gums may be a bit red, but you may not notice anything. As gingivitis gets more serious, tiny pockets of infection form. Your gums may be puffy and may bleed a little when you brush, but it is not painful. Over time, the infection destroys the gum tissue. Eventually, you may be at risk of losing one or more teeth.

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