BLEEDING GUMS

Bleeding from the gums is mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the

teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis or inflamed

gums. If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental

appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will

lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone

disease known as periodontitis.

Bleeding Gums

When you check your mouth, see if you have any of these symptoms :

1. Gums are red, soft, puffy or swollen

2. Gums bleeding during brushing or flossing

3. Teeth that look longer caused by gum recession

4. Gums separating or pulling away from teeth

5. Teeth shifting or loosing

6. Changes in the way of your teeth fit when biting

7. Constant bad breath or a bad taste in mouth

8. Pus coming from between teeth and gums

Bleeding Gums2
Bleeding Gums3

Common cause of bleeding gums :

1. Gingivitis from inadequate plaque removal

2. Periodontitis (advanced form of gingivitis)

3. Toothbrush abrasion, improper flossing

4. Infection, which can be either tooth or gum related

5. Chemical irritants such as aspirin

6. Leukimia

7. Placement of new denture that can lead to denture sore/ irritation

8. Teething in babies and young children

9. Pregnancy, blood-thining medication or bleeding disorders, each can

cause gums to bleed easily

10. Lack vitamins, such as Vitamin K or Vitamin C or medical problems such

as anemia, that interfere with the body’s ability to absorbs certain

vitamins.