The fact that the gums bleed spontaneously or when brushing is a sign that they are not healthy. And if bleeding is accompanied by swelling and discoloration, we could be talking about a periodontal disease such as gingivitis.
Persistent bleeding of the gums may also be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders.
Your gums may also bleed:
- Brushing with excessive force
- Misuse of dental floss
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency)
- Vitamin K deficiency
How can we help?
Following the advice of the dentist about gum care is essential to keep them healthy. Furthermore, the use of a suitable brush teeth helps to prevent the bleeding, since a too stiff bristles and improper brushing can irritate the gum tissue (gingiva).
If bleeding gums due to plaque buildup, the easiest way to return to normal is brushing.
Many people react to suspending bleeding gums brushing to avoid worsening the situation, but this is precisely what not to do. Leaving brushing inflammation increases, causing it becomes increasingly annoying and creating a vicious cycle that must be broken.
The soft, brushed routine (three times daily) can be removed by inflammation and bleeding in many cases. And if not, we should see a dentist for a dental cleaning, application of antiseptic mouthwashes, systemic administration of antibiotics or a more detailed assessment of the case.
Consult your dentist if bleeding is severe or prolonged and continues after treatment.