Bleeding Gums

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Bleeding gums is a condition in which blood leaks from the gums and the spaces between the teeth. It is mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. Bleeding gums can be detrimental to the overall health.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is one of the most common conditions affecting the oral cavity. The Chinese noticed bleeding gums as early as 2500 BC. They termed the associated diseases as Ya-Kon which means diseases of the soft tissue surrounding the teeth.

Bleeding gums indicates a slowly progressing disease of the gums, which may further involve the bone supporting the teeth and ultimately result in tooth loss. In addition to bleeding, the patient often has pain and bad breath.

The causes of bleeding gums vary from local conditions like inflammation of the gums and trauma, to conditions affecting the whole body like vitamin C or vitamin K deficiency, the use of blood thinning medications, or even leukemia.

The gums stop bleeding following treatment of the underlying condition. The patient is advised to maintain good oral hygiene. Local astringent solutions may provide some relief.

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VIM73

I jam having problem of bledding gum and bad breath.Kindly advice Medicines for it

abiabi

hi i need a help i have a big problem my gum and teeth bleed day and nigh after sleep how can i treatmeant plz

gallop

Bleeding gums is the most dreadful thing. It spoils the breath and also the taste of the food. I would first like to meet the emergency dentists clinic....

alvin

i need help,my gum bleeding today.how can i help?thank you

i need help,my gum bleed day and night plus a bad breath..how can i healit .thank you

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