Usually, you don’t see what appear to be traces of blood in the sink when your child spits during dental hygiene. You don’t see blood on your child’s gums either. So, what to think about it when you do notice bleeding? Is it really blood, you wonder? Should you rush your child in to see us? While we certainly don’t suggest panicking, we do suggest you follow some simple steps, so you’re certain your child’s oral health is A-OK!
It Could Be That Gingivitis Is Here
Yes, you might be seeing blood and it may suggest gingivitis. Whether you feel completely certain or only fairly sure, it doesn’t matter! You should still schedule a checkup, so we may examine your child’s smile. Treating gingivitis is simple. Addressing gum disease once it has surpassed its initial stage (gingivitis) is much more complicated. See us soon for oral health protection!
You Might Need To Consider Your Child’s Most Recent Snack
Not really sure what you’re seeing but it seems like blood because it’s within the red color family? If you take a step back and ask yourself some questions, it’s entirely possible you’ll realize your kiddo just released some pink- or red-hued toothpaste-and-saliva that does not contain blood but that is stained as a result of a recent popsicle, sucker, etc.
It Could Be A Small Cut
It’s possible that your child is experiencing a bit of bleeding as the result of a minor cut or abrasion. If you can find a cut, you can have your child rinse with salt water to keep it clean. Then, ensure it begins to heal. Otherwise, call us!
Any time you see a symptom, you are more than welcome to schedule an oral health visit for your child!
Schedule A Checkup When You Notice Minor Bleeding
Are you under the impression that your child’s gums are bleeding or that perhaps your child has a small lesion? Set up a visit right away! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.