Bleeding gums indicate the risk of a gum disease. The main cause of bleeding gums is the accumulation of plaque at the gum line, resulting in gingivitis. Other symptoms of gum disease are swollen or painful gums.
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 and gum disease will require proper cleaning sessions by a dental hygienist. An antiseptic mouth wash and a soft tooth brush may also be prescribed by the dentist.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the condition is linked with any other disease, then the relevant route of treatment will be followed by a specialist.