WHAT CAN BLEEDING FROM YOUR GUMS MEAN?
Did you notice that when you brush your teeth you have gum bleeding? Or do you feel that your gums are swollen? If you answered yes, then you must read this article. We will explain to you what the causes may be behind this bleeding:
It is a common situation that occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria accumulates on the teeth. Bleeding gums due to the accumulation of bacterial plaque between and around the teeth and can result in the feeling of “often swollen gums”.
It is a bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. It is a frequent situation that, when not treated correctly, can develop into a more serious situation and constant bleeding of the gums and tooth mobility. It is also common to see gingival recession.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy – Hormonal changes leave your gums more susceptible to inflammation.
Incorrect brushing technique – bleeding gums does not always mean that you suffer from some pathology. For example, you might use a brushing technique that injures your gums.
Ill-fitting dentures – when the patient wears an ill-fitting dental prosthesis, it can occur with some frequency.
Smoking habit – is one of the greatest risk factors for developing periodontitis.
Diabetes – People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing gum disease.
There is a set of signs/symptoms that you should pay attention to, in addition to bleeding marks, to understand that you may or may not suffer from some oral pathology:
– Bleeds when flossing;
– Feeling the taste of blood in the mouth during the day or right after waking up;
– Feeling of swelling or pain in the gums;
– Gum redness;
– Teeth sensitivity;
– Bad breath;
Is there a cure?
Usually Yes. If you notice any warning signs, you should schedule or anticipate an appointment with your dentist.The best solution is prevention. We recommend visiting your dentist on a regular basis (usually six months) so that, if a situation arises, it can be diagnosed at an early stage and prevent it from developing into a more complicated situation. However, in addition to the importance of regular visits, it is also very important to adopt correct oral hygiene habits.