Bleeding gums or gingival bleeding is a very common condition that sometimes causes dry mouth and a peculiar taste and bad breath. Bleeding gums should be treated without delay.
What are bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums is the beginning of an oral disorder that usually evolves into periodontitis or periodontal disease, is usually accompanied by a localized or generalized gums (gingivitis) inflammation, which causes the gums are red and bulkier than Normal.
Bleeding gums: Causes
The main cause of gum bleeding is insufficient removal of bacterial plaque that forms on the gum line, causing inflammation of the gums. When plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental check, it hardens and turns into what is known as tartar, which eventually causes increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum disease and bone maxillary known as periodontitis. The main causes are:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Improper removal of bacterial plaque
- Accumulation of tartar
- Caries next to the gum
- Misuse of dental floss
- Local infection by bacteria, viruses and fungi
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Certain medications such as blood thinners, aspirin, etc..
- Blood diseases that course with coagulation disorders
- Packages of food debris between teeth
What to do if you have bleeding gums?
It is essential to go to the dentist to find the cause and try to remove it as soon as possible to avoid greater evils. . Though bleeding gums disappear momentarily, if the cause is not removed, the process becomes chronic and the injury progresses
General recommendations are:
- Improve oral hygiene by removing plaque. You never fail to do a good cleaning technique because the gum blood. Brushes and toothpaste will be controlled by the Dentist and Hygienist
- Remove tartar with appropriate frequency
- Remove daily all food packing’s between all teeth in the mouth (molars are also teeth)
- The dentist will treat the infection if necessary and monitor the evolution of the process
- Avoid snacking between meals especially bakery products and sweets
- When the cause of bleeding gums is a general disease (Diabetes, Leukemia, Hemophilia, purple, blood capillary fragility, etc..)