Frequent episodes of gum bleeding, however, can indicate more serious conditions, such as:
periodontitis (an advanced form of gum disease)
leukemia (cancer of the blood)
lack of clotting cells (platelets)
Regards Dr Ratnika Agarwal , Dental Surgeon/Owner of Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center ,PUNE
Good dental hygiene is the first step to managing bleeding gums. Visit your dentist twice yearly for a professional cleaning. Your dentist will let you know if you have gingivitis and teach you how to brush your teeth properly. Proper brushing and flossing can eliminate plaque from your gum line, reducing your risk of developing periodontal disease. Your dentist may also instruct you to use an antiseptic mouthwash to minimize the plaque that forms in your mouth. A rinse of warm salt water can help soothe swollen gums that bleed easily. Use a soft toothbrush that is gentle on inflamed gums, especially if you experience bleeding after brushing your teeth. Medium and hard bristles may be too abrasive for your delicate gums. You might also consider using an electric toothbrush. The specially designed brush heads on these toothbrushes can help you to clean your gum line more easily than a manual toothbrush.
Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to determine if dental health is not the underlying issue causing your bleeding gums. A complete physical examination and blood work can help determine the cause of your bleeding. Treatment will vary according to your condition.
hello, Swollen and bleeding gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done, brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal.
Hi. Please visit your dentist for cleaning as at your age deposits can cause such issues. It's a completely safe procedure. Following that please get trained abt oral hygiene procedures. Don't use too much of mouthwash or gum paint as they have side effects.
Be gentle when you are brushing the teeth an try to use tooth brush whose bristles are soft enough not to cause damage...its better you consult a doctor and get it examined once...hope you understand... thank you
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