Bleeding Gums: What are the causes and how to treat the dental problem naturally?

Are you witnessing bleeding gums? Then most probably you must be suffering from gum disease or any other health issue. Read on to know more.
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Are you witnessing bleeding gums? Then most probably you must be suffering from gum disease or any other health issue. If the bleeding is occasional, then it could be due to vigorous brushing or wearing incorrectly fitting dentures, however, you should visit a dentist if the same is frequent as it could be the sign of gingivitis or periodontitis or other health complication. People who are taking blood-thinning medications may also face this issue.

In an interview with Dr. Karishma Jaradi, Aesthetic Dentist- Dentzz Dental, she opened up on bleeding gums, its causes and natural treatment. She said, "Bleeding gums are the most common symptom of a gum ailment, but in some cases may also be a reason for an underlying health issue. Recurrent gum bleeding can also be a sign of more grave conditions like gingivitis, periodontitis, vitamin insufficiency, leukemia (cancer of the blood), hormonal imbalance, and absence of clotting cells to name a few."

She shared some tips to take care of bleeding gums, the same are as follows.

·         Practice good dental hygiene

·         Regularly rinse your mouth post every meal

·         Quit smoking 

·         Condense stress levels

·         Upsurge your intake of Vitamin C with consumption of edibles like oranges, carrots, and sweet potatoes to name a few

·         Eat foods rich in Vitamin K like spinach and kale

·         Condense carb intake

·         Use saltwater to rinse your mouth

·         Regularly visit your dental expert

When to visit a dentist?

If the gum bleeding doesn’t stop within 7 to 10 days, you may be needing dental treatment to promote gum healing. Aside from bleeding gums, there are other warning signs of dental health issues. If you have any of the following then you must immediately make an appointment with your dental expert in order to get your oral health under control.

·         Painful ulcers, dental sores, or tender areas in the mouth that fail to heal post a week or two

·         Long-standing bad breath

·         Tooth sensitivity to extreme cold or hot temperatures or beverages

·         Unbearable pain of tooth discomfort

·         Receding gums

·         Extreme pain while chewing or biting

·         Broken or cracked tooth

·         Inflation of face or cheeks

·         Jaw clicking

·         Frequent dryness of mouth

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