Bleeding Gums Treatment
Your gums are bleeding? Do they feel irritated and swollen?
Gums that bleed are also a symptom of gum disease.
Don’t forget gums that bleed. It’s likely that the one-time effect of flossing or brushing too vigorously is your sore gums. Chronically bleeding gums, however, may be a symptom of something a lot larger.
What triggers bleeding gums?
- Using a toothbrush with a rough bristle
- Too vigorously cleaning or flossing
- Take medicines such as aspirin or blood thinners
- Dentures which don’t fit properly
- Inadequate practices of dental hygiene, contributing to plaque and calculus build-up
- Periodontitis (illness of the gums)
Bleeding gums are often a sign of a systemic health problem called gum disease.
Gum disease is serious!
An infection caused by the accumulation of plaque and calculus along the gumline is gum disease (also called periodontal disease). These liquids, packed with bacteria, can slowly eat away and destroy your teeth, gums, and bone without proper hygiene.
One of the first signs of gum disease is gum bleeding.
Bleeding gums, left untreated, can turn into painful inflammation, gum regression, loss of bone, and eventually tooth loss.
How to prevent bleeding gums and keep gums healthy ?
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes
- Floss every day
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
- Avoid smoking, vaping, and tobacco
- Eat a balanced diet
- See your dentist twice a year for routine preventive care
What to do if there’s bleeding from your gums?
Planning an appointment with a periodontist is the smartest thing you can do.
In preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum problems, our Dentists have 3 additional years of specialized training. To help you treat and avoid bleeding gums, they are uniquely suited.
Obtain instant treatment from a dentist if:
- Each time you brush or floss your teeth, your gums bleed.
- For no specific cause, your gums are bleeding
- You have sore, swollen and irritated gums.
- You can’t prevent the bleeding from stopping
- Your gums feel sore and soft.
Need any help with bleeding gums? Schedule an appointment at our Bandra, Mumbai Dental Clinic
How do you fix bleeding gums?
Including high-tech and pain-free laser therapy, our dentists provide both surgical and non-surgical gum disease treatments.
We can help, whether you are struggling with and want to prevent gingivitis from worsening, or need specialized care to battle the effects of periodontitis.
Know, the faster bleeding gums are handled, the better!
Following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Bleeding Gums.
What is a suitable treatment for gum bleeding at home?
Make sure you contact a periodontist for assistance if your gums bleed every time you brush or floss. Bleeding home remedies to alleviate discomfort in the meantime include:
- Keep your gums against an ice pack
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 oz. Use a hot salt water rinse. With water that is lukewarm
- Keep a wet tea bag against your gums (no more than 5 minutes limit)
Is it an emergency with bleeding gums?
Get immediate aid from your periodontist if your gums are bleeding profusely and you can’t get the blood to stop. In general, gum bleeding is often a symptom of gum disease, a severe health concern, which must be dealt with as quickly as possible.
How long would it take to stop bleeding in the gums?
If you have just started regularly flossing again, it can cause your gums to bleed as they adapt to this new habit. If you are suffering from gum disease, the bleeding should stop with ample proper flossing within 3-10 days. Get support from your periodontist if the bleeding continues.
Why do my gums get sore?
It could be the result of gum disease if the gums are sore and swollen around only one tooth, or it could be an abscess. To schedule an appointment and have it looked at, call your periodontist.