Does Your Gums Bleed

Bleeding gums are not normal. Bleeding gums may indicate that you are either at risk or may already have gum disease. Continuous gum bleeding may be due to other serious medical condition or sever periodontitis or pyorrhea.

What can I do to stop my gum bleeding ?

If your gums are bleeding contact your dentist immediately and get the full dental and oral checkup. If you are on any medication for long period ,tell your dentist too. Your dentist only can tell you the exact cause of your gum bleeding and sugest you for a proper treatment and remadies for this. Whether this is because of poor oral hygein or faulty brushing and flossing that may have traumatize your gum tissues or it is because of gum infection ( Gingivitis or periodontitis ) or other systemic diseases or vitamin deficiency.

Cause of Bleeding from Gums:

One of the most common cause of bleeding gums is plaque on the tooth surface near gum line. This leads to gingival infection and inflammation causing gingivitis. If you are not able to remove plaque layer from tooth surface with regular brushing and flossing, it will harden over the time to form calculus. Calcular is the calcified layer of plaque which keeps on increasing and damaging gingival tissue and underlying bone. That leads to periodontitis. The perodontitis is the advanced form of gingivitis whinch includes bone loss .

Systemic causes of gum bleeding includes;

  1. Use of medication that acts as blood thinner
  2. Scurvy
  3. Vitamin K deficiency
  4. Change in hormons levels
  5. pregnancy
  6. Leukemia

Prevention:

Visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkup. After a through chekup he/she may tell you the exact cause of bleeding. He can perform the  treatment as required and suggest you the precautions to avoid such bleeding.

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