Bleeding gums can be a sign of a gum disease. The buildup of plaque at the gum line, which is a condition known as gingivitis, or inflamed gums, is the main cause of this problem. Continuing gum bleeding may be because of serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Other causes of bleeding gums include brushing hard, hormonal changes during pregnancy, tooth or gum-related infection,Vitamin K deficiency, etc.
HOW IS BLEEDING GUMS DIAGNOSED?
If the bleeding is severe or long term, dentist may perform the following diagnostic tests:
• Blood tests such as a Complete Blood Count (CBC) or blood differential
• X-rays of the teeth and jawbone
HOW IS BLEEDING GUMS TREATED?
Gum bleeding requires plaque removal. Once the plaque has been removed, you need to go for regular doctor visits to keep a check on plaque accumulation. Apart from brushing, you need to use floss to remove food particles stuck between teeth and gums. Avoidance of smoking, snacking between meals and excessive consumption of sugar-based food will enable good oral health.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bleeding gums is an indication of more serious problems sometimes