Ronald W. Hull D.D.S

700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-2911

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700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121

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By Gentle Dental Care
October 05, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Bleeding Gums  

Find out why bleeding gums are a cause for concern.

We often focus so much of our attention on the whiteness of our smile and the health of our teeth that we often forget that we also need to provide our gums with proper care, too. If you notice bleeding gums, particularly when you floss or brush your teeth, the first person you should turn to is our Elkhorn, WI, dentist Dr. Ronald Hull. Do not ignore bleeding gums.

What causes bleeding gums?

The most common cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis. Since gingivitis can very quickly turn to gum disease it’s important that you turn to our Elkhorn, WI, general dentist for an evaluation. Through a physical examination and by painlessly measuring the pockets between the gums and the teeth we can determine whether you have gingivitis. Since gingivitis can be reversed with the proper treatment and care, the sooner you turn to us the better.

Of course, there are other reasons you may be dealing with bleeding gums. Other causes include,

  • Brushing too aggressively
  • Poorly fitted or improperly fitted dentures
  • Vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin C and vitamin K
  • Hormonal changes such as pregnancy
  • Having a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
  • Taking blood thinner medication

How are bleeding gums addressed?

If your bleeding gums are due to gingivitis or gum disease, our Elkhorn, WI, dentist will work with you to step up your current oral hygiene practices. We will also show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth to keep teeth and gums healthy. We may also recommend a special antiseptic oral rinse to help remove plaque and bacteria from the gums between meals. Lastly, we may perform scaling and root planing, a deep dental cleaning that involves cleaning under the gumline and along the roots of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup.

If dentures are to blame, we can easily adjust your dentures to make sure that they provide a better and more comfortable fit that won’t irritate the gums. If you are on blood thinners or if you are pregnant or menopausal and dealing with bleeding gums, talk with our dental team about these conditions and how you can reduce bleeding.

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, our Elkhorn, WI, family dentist Dr. Hull is here to help. Call our practice right away at (262) 723-2911 to schedule an immediate evaluation.

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Ronald W. Hull, D.D.S.

Dr. Hull is a Wisconsin native, and grew up in Walworth County. He went to UW-Whitewater , and then went to Marquette Dental School, where he graduated with honors.He has practiced in Elkhorn for over 30 years.

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