Dental Problems

Bleeding Gums

American Dental Association (ADA), described bleeding gums as a common symptom for many dental diseases including periodontitis. If left untreated, it becomes a serious problem, and may cause severe damage to the jaw line. This article tries to explain the details about beeding gums

What are Bleeding Gums ?

Uncleaned debris of food and bacteria are stored between the teeth gaps or in some corner, and grow as a plaque with in a short time, making the gums pluffy and loose. If the plaque is left uncleaned, it hardens and form tartar, looks like a thin film like substance.

Symptoms of Bleeding Gums

  • Gums become red, swollen and soft.
  • Bad taste while eating any thing
  • Bad breath while talking
  • While brushing you can see bleeding
  • Due to dum recession, teeth look longer.
  • There will be gap created between the teeth and the gums, resulting in loosen tooth.

Causes of Bleeding Gums

There are many reasons for bleeding gums. Which include

  • Unremoved plaque is the most common reason found in may cases.
  • Gingivitis can cause severe bleeding.
  • Leukemia can cause bleeding gums.
  • New dentures can cause sorness and some times bleeding.
  • Not only dental problems, but also many inbound disease such as cancer, kidney problems will cause bleeding gums.

Prevention for Bleeding Gums

  • Brush after every meal or snack (if made of salt or sugar or spices)
  • Flush you mouth with water or mouth freshner (not chewies or mint)
  • American Dental Association, recommends the brush labelled soft, and changing the brush ever 3 to 4 months is important.
  • Having a regular dental checkup, atleast every 2 months is required.

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