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There Is Blood In My Mouth. How Can I Tell Where It Is Coming From?

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Dental ChairIf you suddenly discover blood in your mouth, it can be quite scary, especially if you have no idea where the blood is coming from. However, if you take a deep breath before you begin checking your mouth, you may find that the blood in your mouth is not serious. Here are some things to watch out for if you find blood in your mouth.

Blood After Trauma

One of the most obvious and most worthy of concern reasons there may be blood in your mouth is because of trauma to your mouth. Usually, trauma in your mouth happens when you are hit in the face, such as by a ball or by an airbag during a car accident. If you were in an accident or suffered an injury, your first step will be to check your mouth, especially if there is a lot of blood. It is possible a tooth has been knocked loose or may have come out altogether. If you can find the tooth, put it back in your mouth and hold it there. Slow the bleeding down with ice and gauze, and call our office right away. If we can get you in quickly, it may be possible to straighten or reattach the tooth.

Blood After Brushing

Many people find they have blood on their toothbrush after they brush their teeth, or they see blood after they floss. The first reason may be due to brushing or flossing too aggressively. However, these are also two common signs of gum disease. Gum disease occurs when bacteria infect your gumline. If you catch gum disease before it becomes serious, you can treat it and cure it. However, if you do not catch your gum disease early enough, the gum disease continues to progress and could eventually cause tooth loss. Luckily, blood after brushing is an early sign of gum disease, and you can treat it quickly.

Are you worried about the state of your teeth and gums? Are you not sure whether blood in your mouth is an emergency? Let us help you figure it out. Contact our office today for an appointment.

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