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?
The dentist will suggest and advise various ways to deal with bleeding gums. A good dental hygiene includes flossing, brushing, cleaning by professional twice a year and removing plaque. An antiseptic mouthwash can help minimize the plaque from the teeth and soothe the swollen gums. A soft toothbrush is ideal for brushing as it is gentle on the inflamed gums to avoid bleeding.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bleeding gums is an indication of more serious problems sometimes