Bleeding gums - what to do?

To hurt and bleed the gums may be for dental reasons, and also in connection with other existing diseases of the body, in which this is one of the symptoms.

Causes of bleeding gums

Dental causes of gum bleeding:

1. Inflammatory diseases - often associated with insufficient oral hygiene. Incomplete cleaning of the plaque from teeth and gums promotes the formation of tartar, in which pathogenic bacteria accumulate. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, disorders of carbohydrate metabolism also affect the congestion of microorganisms in the mouth, which can lead to gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums without disrupting the integrity of the dentogingival joint.

Signs of gingivitis:

2. Mechanical trauma - the gums bleed with active brushing of teeth with hard brushes with abrasive pastes due to malfunctioning of the mucous membranes in the mouth. Also, such injuries can be created by poorly selected prostheses, crowns, with improper use of dental floss.

3. Chemical irritants - smoking, industrial hazards (asbestos, salts of heavy metals, etc.).

Also, the cause can be serious diseases of the body:

The use of certain medications that dilute blood can cause bleeding gums. It also happens with hormonal changes in the body, for example, during pregnancy.

If the gingiva is swollen and bleeds after tooth extraction after several hours of surgery - this is a sign of low blood clotting or high blood pressure. It can also be associated with anatomical problems, when close to the gums are located large vessels.

How to treat bleeding gums

Recommendations for what to do if the gums constantly bleed:

Folk remedies for bleeding gums

If the gums are inflamed and bleeding, use such folk medicine:

  1. Decoction of sage - a tablespoon filled with a glass of boiling water.
  2. Decoction of chamomile - a teaspoon of a glass of boiling water.
  3. Broth the bark of oak - a tablespoon on a glass of boiling water.

These broths need to gargle gums in the morning and in the evening or apply gums on the gums in the form of gauze tampons soaked in decoction. Herbs have a local anti-inflammatory property, a hemostatic and weak anesthetic effect.

It is also useful to eat raw apples and carrots, which contributes to the massage of the gums and cleaning of the teeth.