Plaque and food left on the teeth and gums can cause the gums to bleed. The gums become swollen and when you brush they will bleed. It is however very important to keep brushing to remove the plaque or they will continue to become more inflamed day on day. Brush twice a day and floss and after 7 to 10 days the bleeding should stop. This condition is called gingivitis and is reversible as long as you keep the area plaque free.
If you have pain when hot or cold touches the tooth it can be down to tooth sensitivity. This occurs when the gum shrinks from around the gum line. It can be easily rectified by using a sensitive toothpaste such as Sensodyne. Warm the toothpaste in the tube under warm running water then rub the toothpaste onto the tooth using your finger. Take time to place it all over the tooth concentrating on the gumline as this is where the nerve endings are. This needs to be done 2 to 3 times a day for at least 2 weeks. If problems continue give us a ring on 01554 774509