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How To Treat Bleeding Gums

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Introduction

While looking after your teeth is vital, many overlook the importance of caring for your gums as part of a vital oral hygiene routine. Problems such as bleeding gums can be a symptom that your gums are not being appropriately cared for and need some attention. Since gums offer essential support for your teeth, take excellent care of them.

Overview

  • Progressive illness affecting the oral cavity
    Problems such as bleeding gums can be a symptom that your gums are not being appropriately cared for and need some attention

    Problems such as bleeding gums can be a symptom that your gums are not being appropriately cared for and need some attention

  • Categorized by continual bleeding of the gums
  • Can result in loss of teeth

Causes

  • Poor oral cleanliness
  • poor plaque removal
  • Oral pain, like toothbrush abrasion
  • Swelling caused by infection
  • Deficiency of vitamin C or K
  • Spicy food
  • Chemical irritants
  • Leukemia
  • Women who are pregnant

Treatment Of Bleeding Gums

  • Apply direct force using an ice-pack
  • Rinse your mouth by using a bit of salt in warm water
  • Rinse twice per day to decrease inflammation
  • Phone a dentist if the bleeding persists
  • Avoid taking aspirin
  • Massage your gums frequently
  • Reposition poorly fixed dentures
  • Take supplements if needed

Prevention

  • Avoid taking tobacco products
  • Avoid eating snacks between meals
  • Eliminate plaque every 6 months
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to clean your teeth
  • Flossing your teeth should be done regularly

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