Rest Easy: How To Respond To What Seems Like Bleeding

When you think that you’re experiencing bleeding in your mouth, it can cause you to feel a bit shocked and worried. We understand that this is a very common reaction and our Cerritos, CA team reminds you that it’s absolutely normal to experience these types of emotions. We also remind you, however, that there’s no need to feel afraid or to try to ignore the issue. Instead, we walk you step by step through some questions to ask yourself and the best way to proceed. As always, when you notice such a change, come talk with us during an oral pathology visit! You’ll be so happy you did.

First, Ask Yourself What You Actually Saw

Before you assume that you most certainly saw bleeding because you think that you saw some amount of blood in the sink, remember that we encourage our patients to think about what they really experienced, rather than what they think is going on. For instance, did you look in the mirror and see any blood coming from a particular spot like a sore or your gum tissue? Or, did you just notice after you were nearly done brushing that there might have been some blood in the sink? Remember: Red or pink coloring in the sink along with your toothpaste could mean you just ate something saturated with food coloring, so keep this in mind.

Next, If You Need Care, Call Us At Any Time

Remember: If you feel panicked, if this is something you’ve been noticing for some time but you’ve waited, or if you just noticed it and (though you aren’t highly concerned), you’d like to see us: We are always here for you! Call our team to schedule a regular visit. Or, call us for emergency care. We look forward to treating you.

Now, Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Our oral surgery team offers pretty much anything you might ever need in the way of oral pathology. We know it’s not something that you feel excited to come in for but the goal is to focus on the fact that you’re coming in to receive comprehensive care to fix any problem that might be affecting your oral health. Whether we need to just perform a quick exam, whether you also need a biopsy, if you require a particular treatment, etc., we’ve got you covered!

See Us For A Visit If You Have Questions About Symptoms

If you think your oral tissues are bleeding or if you experience any other type of symptom you’re uncertain about, call us to see us soon! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.