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 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?
Bleeding gums is an indication of more serious problems sometimes