– Those are the areas where that tartar builds up and it irritates the gum. Your gums may bleed after having a scaling and clean treatment because there may be some areas of gum redness or swelling in between your teeth that you might not have realized. It is common to have those build ups between your teeth and particularly down at the bottom of your front teeth. Those are the areas where that tartar builds up and it irritates the gum.
So as soon as we clean them off your gum it goes, oh, well what’s going on here? And then it starts to bleed. Generally, healthy areas of your mouth will not bleed because the gums are quite strong. So it’s only in the areas where there is that irritation is where they’ll bleed.