Bleeding Gums Treatment - Ramsey, MN
Are Bleeding Gums A Cause For Concern?
Bleeding from your mouth is the equivalent of a horror movie in real life. And nobody wants to go through that. Does it matter how much you bleed? Of course. If you notice a bit of pink when you spit out after brushing, it’s probably nothing. However, if the bleeding gums are continuous and you see blood every day, it is a cause for concern.
Why Do I See Bleeding Gums?
Improper dental care is usually responsible for bleeding gums.
Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens and becomes calculus (tartar) which causes gum disease. This leads to bleeding from the gums.
- Swollen gums
- Soreness around the gums
- Bleeding gums
Vitamin K-rich foods are spinach, kale, lettuce, canola oil, olive oil, soybeans, etc.
If you take blood thinners (warfarin, heparin, aspirin, etc.), you might experience bleeding.
These are the key reasons behind your bleeding gums. Apart from these, there can be several other reasons for blood loss. Read our blog titled “Why Do My Gums Bleed After Brushing?” to learn more.
How Do You Treat Bleeding Gums?
1. Pay Attention To Your Oral Health
2. Use The Right Tools
While it may seem like toothbrushes with medium or hard bristles clean your teeth better, they irritate your gums, causing them to bleed. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth without irritation.
3. Eat A Healthy Diet
4. Talk To Your Doctor
High levels of stress cause inflammation in your body, increasing the chances of bleeding. The American Academy of Periodontology states that an overload of stress affects your immune system, making it difficult to fight infection.
6. Quit Smoking
7. Visit Your Dentist
Your dentist is the perfect person to take care of gum disease. They examine your mouth and determine the status – whether it is mild, moderate, or severe. Based on the results, they recommend routine cleaning, deep cleaning, or periodontal surgery.
If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while, it’s time to make that appointment.
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