Bleeding Gums: A Quick True-Or-False Quiz!

What do you know about dealing with gum disease? How much do you know regarding what it actually means when you notice bleeding gums as you’re standing in the bathroom, brushing your smile as you always do? If you are well aware that bleeding isn’t a positive sign but you are hard pressed to come up with any specifics about what it might mean, we think a brief review with the help of a quiz will help you fill up on essential knowledge. Of course, remember that when you notice any sort of oral health change, scheduling a visit is always wise!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you see that any part of your gum tissue is bleeding, then you definitely have gum disease and will require treatment for periodontal concerns.
  2. True or False: If you notice bleeding gums, it’s always to your advantage to check in with us during a dental checkup to find out if everything is okay. This is not a symptom that should panic you but definitely one that should cause you to pick up the phone, schedule an appointment, and come in to see us.
  3. True or False: Once you see that you have gum tissue that’s bleeding and we diagnose you with gingivitis, there’s nothing you can do to completely fix the problem.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. Sometimes, you’ll see blood for other reasons, so don’t jump to conclusions. You can accidentally end up with a small cut or abrasion. Let us tell you what’s going on before you self diagnose!
  2. True. It’s always, always the better decision to go ahead and come in to talk with us about what’s going on. Since symptoms like the presence of blood can point to so many concerns (or no concern at all), it’s best to talk with us and then move ahead with our professional suggestion!
  3. False. Gingivitis is something that is treatable and completely fixable, particularly when you begin receiving care for it right off the bat. It’s when you ignore bleeding gums and other problems (and haven’t been in to see us for some time) that your gum disease has time to flourish. Once it progresses too far, it isn’t reversible any longer but is something that we can help you handle.

Treat Your Gums With A Checkup If You Notice Symptoms

Never ignore gum change symptoms or any other type of abnormalities. When something seems different, it’s time for a checkup with our friendly team! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.