Health Tips

BLEEDING GUM

Progressive disease affecting oral cavity
Characterized by chronic bleeding of gums
May lead to tooth loss

Causes

Poor oral hygiene
Inadequate plaque removal
Oral trauma, like toothbrush abrasion
Inflammation caused by infection
Vitamin C / K deficiency
Hot food
Chemical irritants
Leukemia
Pregnancy

Bleeding Gums

Treatment

Apply pressure using ice-pack
Mouth rinse: Pinch of salt in lukewarm water
Rinse twice a day to reduce swelling
Consult a dentist if bleeding continues
Avoid aspirin intake
Massage gums regularly
Reline poorly fitted dentures
Take vitamin supplements if necessary

Prevention

Avoid Tobacco
Avoid snacking between meals
Reduce Carbohydrate- rich food
Remove plaque every 6 months
Brush teeth using soft-bristled brush
Floss teeth regularly

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