5 tricks to stop the "Bleeding Gums".

Mar 28, 2021, by Minoo - 0 Comment

Bleeding Gums

The condition known as bleeding gums, also called Periodontal Disease, affects the gum, teeth, and bone below the gum line. It is caused by the build up of plaque and tartar on the gums. Not only does this build up cause the gums to bleed but it also causes a host of other problems such as bad breath, swollen gums, and toothaches. These problems are extremely painful, and many people choose to avoid them altogether.

A few years ago, a health condition that was once a rare condition among men but now affects more than 5 million Americans was officially recognized by the US government. This condition is called gum disease and it is caused by plaque.

Plaque is a sticky film on the teeth that can cause gum bleeding and inflammation. Plaque is found on the teeth of people who have gum disease and can be removed by professional dental cleaning.

Bleeding gums causes

There are many causes that can cause your gums to bleed. For example, you may brush too hard, or cut your tongue or chew on something hard. The gums can also bleed because of other medical problems, such as blood in the mouth from an injured or inflamed tooth, or a dental abscess.

Bleeding GumsBleeding gums in pregnancy

Bleeding gums in pregnancy are a common symptom that is most likely due to pregnancy. The gums are swollen and can bleed easily when exposed to injury or damage, which happens often during pregnancy.
Other common symptoms of gum bleeding in pregnancy include swollen gums, bad breath, tooth pain, and bad taste. The good news is that gum bleeding in pregnancy is a temporary condition and disappears after pregnancy. It is also not associated with any serious complications in pregnancy.

Bleeding gums occur when a blood vessel in the gums bursts and bleeds into the mouth, often resulting in reddened or swollen gums. The redness may also cause pain, so it can be difficult to differentiate from a sore tooth or a gum infection.

It is good to know that bleeding gums or Gingivitis has 3 stages:


Bleeding gums treatment

At some point Gingivitis becomes irreversible and starts attacking the bone and ligaments around the teeth. Your bone starts getting resorted and less bone left around the teeth less stable the teeth would be. Your teeth will start falling out, bleeding and shrinking gum, Infection around the teeth that will cause bad breath can affect the quality of life.

1.use a mouthwash

Mouthwash shall be used not in conjugation with brushing your teeth, otherwise it wont be as effective. If you brush your teeth at night and morning, use the mouthwash after lunch. Mouthwash will reduce the amount of plaque by %50.

2. Floss

Yes I know it is boring, and annoying but it can save you so much trouble and travels to the dentist. It prevents bad breath and big cavities. %90 of our root canal treatments are because the patient does not floss regularly, and by regularly I mean every night before you brush. If it bleeds when you brush it just means your oral hygiene needs improvement and you need to continue flossing.

3. Go for a Teeth cleaning and scaling

The plaques and calculus that accumulates gets double the amount each month! that means if you clean on the 5th month it is half as much plaque rather than on the sixth month.

4. Vitamin C supplements

Studies show that lack of vitamin C can cause bleeding gum , as Vitamin C is a precursor of Collagens which give our body elasticity. So orange juice, Lemon and lime etc can help our body make more Collagens, more collagens and healthier gum!

5. Massage your gum

Yes! massage your gum with your fingers or by eating hard fruits like apple and carrot. Massage increases blood flow to the tissue and more blood means more oxygen, more oxygen equals healthier happier gum.

Bleeding gums when flossing

Bleeding gums is something that concerns a lot of people and sometimes results in a visit to the dentist.

We've all probably noticed that our gums bleed when we brush and floss them. But why is this? When we brush our teeth, the gums bleed because there is an abrasive action on the gum tissue, and when we floss we are removing surface plaque.

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