Bleeding gums are the most obvious and most common symptom of Gum Diseases. But that isn’t always the case, there are other health issues that could lead to gums bleeding.
An occasional bleeding of the gums can be caused by something as simple as a harsh teeth brushing, or wearing dentures that don’t fit as they should. However, a more frequent bleeding from the gums can be a symptom of a much larger problem.
For example, Periodontitis which is an advanced form of gum disease, Leukemia, vitamins deficiency, and last but not least, lack of clotting cells.
Then, there are certain dental conditions that can make our gums bleed, as dental care issues are in fact the number one cause. The inflammations of the gums, known as Gingivitis and Periodontitis have a tendency to make our gums susceptible to bleeding.
Gingivitis is the most common dental illness among people, and it occurs when we let enough plaque stay in our gums for a long time, untreated. If we don’t remove the plaque then it hardens and becomes tartar which causes the bleeding gums.
Periodontitis happens when the gingivitis is left uncheck and progresses into something far worst. A periodontal disease is an infection that attacks the gums, jawbone, and the supportive tissue between your gums and your teeth. If this disease is also left unchecked then it will lead to loose teeth or fall completely.
Yet another common cause of bleeding gums is the deficiency of both Vitamins C and K. This one is the simplest one to resolve, as a simple blood test could reveal the deficiency and taking supplements is the most effective way to cure it.
Those people who wear dentures are also more prone to having bleeding gums mainly because of the dentures fitting too tightly, informing your orthodontist or your dentist about this situation can resolve the bleeding gums.
Women during pregnancy can also experience gums bleeding as the hormonal changes during that time make the gums more sensitive.
The main course of treatment to stop gums from bleeding is proper dental hygiene. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year and getting a professional cleaning should do the trick.
There is also antiseptic mouthwash, you can ask your dentist about it, and it will teach you how to use it, in order to minimize plaque. Also, a rinse of warm salt water is a great option to soothe gums and stop the bleeding.