Causes of bleeding gums

What Are The Causes Of Bleeding Gums?

Do not be alarmed if you observe your gums bleeding after flossing or brushing. Your gums can bleed for a variety of reasons, some of which are more serious than others. Understanding why your gums are bleeding and determining the reason is the first step toward resolving the problem. Gum bleeding can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Gingivitis – Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, begins with gingivitis. Gingivitis causes swollen, painful, and even bleeding gums after brushing. Plaque on your teeth and at the gumline that isn’t removed can infect your gums. Fortunately, gingivitis may be treated with the help of your dentist and dental hygienist. Periodontal disease can develop if gingivitis is not treated.

However, it is more vital that you do not develop gingivitis in the first place, as poor oral hygiene is the major cause. Gingivitis can be easily avoided by brushing and flossing every day and visiting the dentist on a regular basis.

Medications –  Bleeding gums could be caused by blood-thinning medications. Blood-thinning drugs reduce the ability of your blood to clot, which increases the risk of bleeding. During your regular dental and medical appointments, tell your dentist and doctor about your experience and any medications you’re taking. If the bleeding gets more significant, contact your doctor right away so that you can change your dosage or seek other options.

Changes to your oral care routine  – If you’re new to flossing, your gums may bleed between your teeth when you first start flossing. With proper care, it should clear up within a week. If it doesn’t, make an appointment with your dentist right away because this could be an indication of gingivitis. Using a toothbrush with a hard bristle might also cause bleeding gums. Switch to a soft or medium-bristled brush, and ask your dental hygienist for advice on the best toothbrush for you.

Brushing or flossing too vigorously  – While flossing and brushing are critical oral hygiene routines, this does not mean that you should wash your teeth vigorously. If you use a soft bristles toothbrush with a gentler touch and floss properly, the bleeding should stop within a week.

Pregnancy gingivitis – The body’s response to the bacteria that causes gum disease may be altered as a result of hormonal changes during pregnancy, resulting in inflammation. During brushing, pregnant women may experience swollen gums and bleeding. Visiting a dentist, brushing with a soft-bristled brush on a regular basis, and gently flossing everyday can all help to stop the bleeding.

In summary, bleeding gums can be treated by observing good dental hygiene and consulting your dentist. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at 1728 Dental Practice if you are bothered by your bleeding gums, contact us at:

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