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Crescent Lodge Dental Practice Clapham

Emergency Dentist Treatment – Inflamed or bleeding gums

Your gums bleeding a little bit after brushing may be a sign that you need to see a dental hygienist, but it usually isn’t considered an emergency. Severe bleeding or inflammation of the gums however could be a sign of something more serious. Book an appointment with our emergency dentist in London if you are experiencing severe bleeding, gum pain or inflamed gums, and we can diagnose the problem and provide the right treatment.

If you require an emergency dentist in London, get in touch with our friendly team as soon as possible and call 020 7622 5333 or visit our contact page to book.

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Causes of bleeding gums

If you experience a little bit of bleeding while brushing your teeth, it may just be due to your tooth brushing technique, flossing too hard or faulty or misfitting dentures. However if your bleeding is severe or if your gums are sore and inflamed, it could be a sign of a bigger issue. Gum issues can be caused by diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, vitamin deficiency or even Leukemia.

When to book an appointment with an emergency dentist in London

It’s important to book an emergency dentist appointment in London if you are suffering from issues with your gums. If left untreated, gum disease can cause gum abscesses, receding gums, loose teeth and loss of teeth. Our team of skilled emergency dentists can identify what’s causing the problem and provide the right treatment to improve your gum health, as well as issue antibiotics and painkiller prescriptions if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common cause of gum inflammation is gum disease but other causes can include improper cleaning, smoking, chemotherapy, hormone changes, infection and abrasion from dental wear (such as dentures). If your gums are painful and causing difficulty eating, it may be time to book an emergency dentist appointment in London.

Swollen gums can be a tell-tale sign of underlying infection or abscess. If you have inflamed gums it’s best to book an emergency appointment in London for diagnosis and treatment before the issue worsens.

During your emergency dentist appointment in London, your dentist will ask some initial questions and assess the problem area to help them to decide whether a full mouth X-ray is needed. Depending on your diagnosis, you will get all the appropriate advice, prescriptions and appointments scheduled for further treatment if needed.

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