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 detached through regular brushing and dental actions, 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.
Have you ever wondered when your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? It is a first sign of gingivitis. The primary cause of gingivitis is the bacteria that coat your teeth, and if oral cleanliness is poor, it forms a sticky white substance called plaque. The bacteria here proliferate faster and create toxins that irritate your gums, keeping them swollen and red. When they are left untreated, they will destroy the tissues connecting the gums to the tooth, and finally the tooth to the bones, causing a deep pocket and eventually attacks the bony arrangement.
Causes of Bleeding Gums: -
* Disease conditions can also cause bleeding gums. For example
* Gum problems – infection of gums, retracted or receded gums, weak & spongy gums
* Dental problems – caries, excessive tartar/plaque formation, periodontitis, etc
* Mouth – Mouth sores can also spread infection to gums to cause bleeding
* Blood disorders - Bleeding & clotting disorders - deficiency of coagulation factors, Thrombocytopenic purpura, haemophilia, leukemia, etc., can cause bleeding.
* Nutritional and physiological – Vitamin C & K deficiency will lead to bleeding disorders. Pregnancy and hormonal changes can also cause bleed gums occasionally. Poor oral hygiene often causes bleeding due to infection and weakness.
* Medications – Continuous usage of blood thinners (Aspirin, heparin therapy, etc), pain-killers and treatment procedures like chemotherapy, radiation therapy (for cancer), can also cause bleeding from gums.
How to Prevent Bleeding Gums?
However, prevention is always the best cure so to prevent blood loss gums and the potentially serious diseases that accompany it, maintain a simple, thorough dental care routine to keep your mouth in pristine state and bleeding, red, swollen gums and bleeding gums' blisters will be kept at bay. Bleeding gums can be banned in a number of ways.
* Rub a solution of baking soda and water on your gums and then brush your teeth. Baking soda neutralizes the activity of bacteria in your mouth.
* A healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is beneficial in curing the disease.
* Make a mixture of baking soda and water. Dab the affected area with a finger and then brush with the herbal powder. Not only would it heal but also neutralize the acidity of bacteria.
* Toothpaste containing sage oil, peppermint oil, chamomile tincture, Echinacea purpurea juice, myrrh tinctur and rhatany tinctures.
* Gargling with triphala concoction is beneficial in curing gingivitis. In a glass of lukewarm water, add a tsp of triphala powder. Gargle with this combination.
* Stop smoking. This is a simple step. However, smokers are seven times more likely to suffer from gum infections than those people who do not. Put down the cigarettes, and you have a better chance of curing your gum disease at a much faster rate.