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Gum BLEEDING

         Gum Bleeding 

     The gums  may bleed due to tooth brushing and this  is such a common observation, that some people mistakenly take to be normal. In cases where gum bleeding occurs more often and
becomes noticeable then there must be a
Problem. The  gums could bleed on any slight touch with a sharp instrument.

CAUSES OF GUM BLEEDING 


     For the gum to bleed implies there is
inflammation. Inflammation of the gum is characterized by pain, swelling, redness and bleeding. This condition if left untreated will gradually progress to periodontitis (destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth). The causes of
gum bleeding include :

1.  Poor oral hygiene .

2. Improper tooth brushing .

3. Lack off function of the teeth .

4. Malalignment and crowding of the teeth .

5. Bacterial plaque as the primary agent .

Other systemic conditions such as puberty,
menopause, pregnancy, blood disorders and
diabetes mellitus contribute to gum bleeding.

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF GUM BLEEDING 

    Prevention involves adherence to oral hygiene instructions which help to prevent gum bleeding. To maintain good oral hygiene, patients or individuals are advised:

1. To visit dental clinic where all the causes of gum bleeding such as microbial plaque, calculus, food debris, etc, are removed by the therapist.

2. To use warm salt water once the bacterial
plaque, food debris, calculus, etc are removed by the dental therapist and possibly prescribe vitamin C tablets and plenty of fruits. Other oral hygiene
instructions have been discussed HERE.

Treatment of gum bleeding depends on the causes. For those which arise from systemic disease such as puberty, menopause, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy and blood disorder refer to the appropriate doctor.

Bleeding Gums: Symptoms, Causes & Management - Read more.


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