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Dr. Sarah K. Mertz

Dentist

Dr. Sarah Mertz is a Dentist practicing in Mandan, North Dakota. Dr. Mertz specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Sarah K. Mertz
  • Mandan, North Dakota
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Bloody painful gums, what should I do?

You should see a dentist. Bleeding gums is an indication of inflammation and can indicate multiple conditions ranging from gingivitis to other systemic conditions. Bleeding should READ MORE
You should see a dentist. Bleeding gums is an indication of inflammation and can indicate multiple conditions ranging from gingivitis to other systemic conditions. Bleeding should gradually decrease with flossing consistently and correctly. Use of listerine, in addition to flossing also helps to decrease bleeding. You could also have buildup (tartar), that causes irritation (and bleeding) that can be professionally removed by a dental hygienist.