Advertisement

Most Popular News on Medindia

P
M

Bleeding Gums

Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
G J E 4

What is Bleeding Gums?

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.
More

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
I jam having problem of bledding gum and bad breath.Kindly advice Medicines for it
VIM73 Saturday, December 24, 2011
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
abiabi Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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....

gallop Thursday, December 03, 2009
i need help,my gum bleeding today.how can i help?thank you
alvin Thursday, September 10, 2009
i need help,my gum bleed day and night plus a bad breath..how can i healit .thank you
albert33 Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ask an Expert

C
If you have a question about health related issues, you can now post it in our Ask An Expert section on our community website Medwonders.com and get answers from our panel of experts.
s Bleeding Gums - What are the Causes of Bleeding Gums?
Bleeding Gums - What are the Causes of Bleeding Gu...
S Snoring - What Causes Snoring and its Treatment?
Snoring - What Causes Snoring and its Treatment?