Bleeding and Haemorrhage
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you might shrug it off or think this is normal. But bleeding from the gums indicates an underlying problem.
Factors like brushing too vigorously, injury, pregnancy, and inflammation can contribute to bleeding gums. Gum inflammation can cause redness, swelling, and tenderness, and it can be a sign of periodontal disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Such disease can occur from inadequate plaque removal.
Identifying the cause of bleeding gums is key to determining the most appropriate treatment, visit Dentist on the Green for an immediate checkup.
When gums bleed without brushing
It is possible that gingivitis could be the cause of your problem, but bleeding of the gums without any trauma could represent a potentially serious underlying disorder and should be evaluated by your dentist.
Gingivitis more typically causes bleeding on the toothbrush with even minimal and light brushing. You should have your blood counts checked to make sure that you do not have a very low platelet count or another type of functional clotting disorder, which could predispose to easy bleeding and bruise. Bleeding gums can also be a sign of scurvy, which is a problem caused by a severe deficiency of vitamin C. This could be the cause of your symptoms if you follow a very poor diet low particularly low in citrus.
Bleeding gum treatment
The best way to find out the cause of your bleeding gums is to book an appointment with our dental professional. Our dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise you on the best bleeding gums treatment according to your symptoms.
Bleeding gums are caused by :-
a) Plaque and calculus deposition.
b) Medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, scurvy etc.
c) Vitamin C deficiency may trigger bleeding also seen more in bleeding & clotting disorders.
d) Hard Brushing- Sometimes using hard or worn off brush may lead to bleeding gums.
e) Improper brushing habits – aggressive or improper brushing habits may lead to bleeding while brushing.
f) Ill-fitting dentures or mouth ulcers.
g) Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menstruation.
Bleeding gums is a condition where the gums bleed, usually caused by inadequate plaque removal. Plaque contains germs which attack the healthy tissue around the teeth. This will cause the gums to become inflamed and irritated, which may cause them to bleed when brushing or flossing.
There is no toothpaste that can cure gum disease. Gums bleed for many reasons, the most common being incorrect or inappropriate brushing and subsequent accumulation of food and plaque against the gum line. Leave this food there, and bacterial breakdown leads to inflammation of your gums and subsequent bleeding. Clean them well (and floss) and the bleeding goes away. The toothpaste used is almost immaterial.