Bleeding gums is the most common sign of a gum disease, but can also trigger many other dental and general health problems.
Bleeding of the gums can be a result of vigorously brushing your teeth or wearing dentures that don’t fit in correctly. Bleeding gums can also occur due to inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis aggravates the bleeding all the more. It is important to eat foods that are rich in vitamins as vitamin deficiencies can lead to periodontal diseases that cause profuse bleeding of the gums in advanced stages.
If you notice your gums bleeding on a regular basis, it can indicate more severe conditions, such as:
- Leukaemia (Blood Cancer)
- Vitamin deficiency
- Lack of clotting cells (Platelets)
- Periodontitis (Advanced form of Gum Disease)
Infected Gums: Gum infections include swollen gums, delicate bleeding gums; receding gums, chronic bad breath, loose teeth or pus coming from the gums.
Treating And Preventing Gum Infection
Although gum infections aren’t common, they can lead to significant dental problems if not addressed in time. Gum diseases are a result of poor dental hygiene and certain habits that cause oral infections.
Infection occurs when germs or harmful bacteria get deposited in the space between the gums and the teeth and multiply. This results in gum and other dental diseases. If the bacteria are not removed by cleaning properly, they can cause tissue breakdown over a period. This tissue breakdown leads to the formation of periodontal pockets and infections.