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Bleeding Gums: Causes and Treatment

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Treatment

Published on: - By: Carlos Brian Hernandez

Blood is something many of us fear, the simple sight of blood can cause the person to faint. The anticipation of a physical injury or an injection is one of the trigger Hemophobia or seeing your gums bleed. Fainting will not occur if you have a panic attack, however with blood-injury-needle phobias, fainting is likely to occur.
For our dental clinic in Los Algodones, your dental health and overall health are important, we wouldn’t want you to suffer an injury because you faint at the sight of blood, especially if this blood come from your gums. What are bleeding gums? What are some of the reasons why one’s gums could bleed? We invite to continue reading this post, learn how to prevent bleeding gums and how to always have healthy gums.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is an oral disease in which your gums continuously bleed; bleeding gums can be a sign of a much more serious medical condition like bleeding, leukemia, or platelet disorders. Visiting your dentist will protect your gums and prevent the risk of a more serious medical condition.

Reason why Gums Bleed
The main reason why our gums bleed is the build-up of plaque in the gum line. This plaque build-up can lead to gingivitis and other gum disease.
For more information and steps to take to prevent gum disease, we invite you to read our post: Gum Disease
Other causes of bleeding gums include:

Daily Stress
If you are in a constant state of agitation and anxiety, this will affect your immune systems. Stress causes inflammation in the blood vessels, this inflammation breaks down the soft tissue in the mouth, preventing their ability to heal.

Deficiency of Vitamin K
Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, without this vitamin one’s blood wouldn’t clot. In some recent studies, researchers found that vitamin K helps maintain strong bones in the elderly.

Eating Habits
A healthy diet is vital to boost the integrity of your entire immune system; in addition, the healthy diet will nourish your soft oral tissue. Crucial buildings blocks for good oral health is a diet of 6 - 8 servings of fruits or vegetables and a good supplement of vitamins, minerals and oils.

Family History
Genetics play a vital role in your oral health; if you have the genetic marker for periodontal disease, you will have to work harder than others to maintain healthy teeth. By getting a DNA test at the dentist you will be able know what bacterial strain increase the risk of developing gum disease.

FACT: Today, 35% of the population is born with a higher tendency to get periodontal disease.

Love Sharing
As mention in the previous point, some diseases are hereditary and contagious. Gum disease can be transferred from one person to another through saliva; even sharing a kiss, yes a kiss can open you up to gum disease. So if you suffer from gum disease, be respectful to your love ones and protect their oral health.

FACT: Never share a toothbrush!

Not kicking the Habit – Smoking
Consider this, one more reason for which you should quit smoking, smokers are at a much higher risk of getting gum disease, this is due to the many toxins found in cigarettes. These toxins can create inflammation and decrease your immune system respond. If you suffer from bleeding gums, the toxins found in cigarettes and the bacteria that live between the tooth and gum-line will be able to slip into through the openings in your gum and move into your bloodstream, leading to many other diseases.

For more information and steps to take to prevent gum disease, we invite you to read our post: Smoking and Teeth

Over the Counter Meds
Some medications can interfere with our blood flow or slow saliva flow, leading to dry mouth and exposing the gums to diseases. When visiting your family doctor, ask your doctor the possible side effects over the counter medications can have on you. The enlargement or thickening of gum tissue and dry mouth can increase the progression periodontal disease.

Pregnancy and Hormones
Pregnancy and that time of the month can cause several effects on women, everything from crying at inopportune moments to gum disease. If you or a love one is pregnant, we invite you to visit the dentist, a visit to the professionals can reduce your risk of complications like bleeding gums, gum disease, preeclampsia and preterm birth.

FACT: About half of all pregnant women will have pregnancy gingivitis by their second trimester.

Unbalanced Bite
When one’s teeth are not line up correctly, either because they are crooked and crowded, or if you have the habit of gridding and clenching your teeth. In short, the destructive force from gridding and clenching applied to your teeth can causes the gum to recede and the bone to begin deteriorating causing gums to bleed and other gum disease.

Poor Oral Hygiene
Poor oral hygiene will increase the plaque build-up, causing your gums to swollen and bleed. Sani Dental Group invite you to follow our posts and if necessary contact one of our patient coordinators and set up an appointment with us.

FACT: Research shows that healthy gums can become diseased gums within 24 to 36 hours of not brushing and caring for oral tissues properly.

Treatment Options

The best treatment option for bleeding gums is to remove from your teeth plaque bacteria, if you allow plaque to build-up it can lead to numerous of oral diseases. The city of Los Algodones is the capital of dental tourism and with more than 200 dental clinics within a few blocks of the city, visiting the city can be overwhelming. However we invite you to choose Sani Dental Group when visiting the city.

Sani Dental Group has grown with the city and its history of Los Algodones and our dental clinic has a true interest in you; we have seen generations after generations come to our facilities to take care of their dental needs. With our team of professional dentists we can take care of all your oral needs; we are capable of helping you with a basic routine teeth check-up to more “complex” dental surgeries.

For more information, we invite you to read our post: Los Algodones What to Expect

The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are perform at Sani Dental Group. To confirm if this procedure is perform at our dental clinics, please contact us directly.

Carlos Brian Hernandez

Marketing Associate
Cal State San Bernardino Alumni

Disclaimer: All content shown in this blog and in any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern about their dental care and treatments, please contact us directly. For more information please read our Disclaimers and FAQ pages.

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