Having healthy teeth and taking special care to the teeth is not enough. You should pay attention to your gums too because they act as the support structures for the teeth and play a significant role in your dental and overall health. So, if you are suffering from gum bleeding, especially when you are brushing or flossing your teeth, do not think it is normal. It may be a symptom of an underlying problem, such as gum disease or other health problems, which is a progressive bacterial infection and can cause irritated gums. If you have frequent bleeding gum, it may be a sign of more severe disease, such as cancer of blood, periodontitis, lack of platelets, vitamin deficiency, and so on. Our team of professional dentists, including Dr. Andre Hughes, with years of experience, offers you the best emergency dental treatments at the welcome and patient-center Elmwood Park Dental Clinic. So, please do not leave your bleeding gum untreated.
Bleeding Gum Causes
Understanding the reason for bleeding gum has a vital rule in finding the best treatment for it. Here are some of the bleeding gum causes. It is worth to know that periodontal diseases are the primary reasons for gum bleeding, such as inflammation of gums (gingivitis) and advanced gum disease (periodontitis) because they make your gum sensitive. If the bleeding gum is a symptom of gingivitis, you may suffer from red, swollen, and irritated gums. Gingivitis is the common form of gum disease that is caused by plaque buildup on your gum line. In this case, your gum bleeds while you brush your teeth. Other reason for bleeding gums including:
-Lack of vitamin K and C
-Having type 1 and type 2 diabetes
-Taking some certain medicines
-Brushing roughly and vigorously
Bleeding Gum Treatment
Visit the emergency dentist, Dr. Hughes, when you see the first sign of bleeding gum. He helps you with treating your bleeding gum and getting them healthy again by prescribing a very aggressive dental care regimen or offering a complete range of periodontal treatments. At first, we digitally scan your gums to find out any sign of gum disease. Then, according to the results of the dental examination, we develop and manage dental treatment and restore your smile. Some of the comprehensive treatments available at our dental clinic are LAPT (laser-assisted periodontal therapy), bone grafting or soft tissue grafting, root treatment, surgery, and more.
Home Remedies for Bleeding Gum
If you have minor bleeding gum, you can treat it at home. Here are some of the home remedies for gum bleeding.
– Oil pulling for about 20 minutes
– Using a mouthwash that lacks alcohol and contains hydrogen
– Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water
– Holding a cold compress
– Applying turmeric
– Consume nutritious food
– Using crunchy vegetables
– Brushing and flossing gently every day peroxide and chlorohexidine
– Brushing the teeth with the right toothbrush according to your dental condition
– Quitting smoking
– Stop over-consuming sugary foods
– Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting the emergency dentist for regular checkups and cleanings every six months