Last Updated on Sep 03, 2020


Bleeding gums is a condition in whichblood leaks from the gums and the spaces between the teeth. It is mainly due toinadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. Bleeding gums can be detrimental to the overallhealth.

Bleeding Gums

Bleedinggums is one of the most common conditions affecting the oral cavity. TheChinese noticed bleeding gums as early as 2500 BC. They termed the associateddiseases as Ya-Kon which meansdiseases of the soft tissue surrounding the teeth.

Bleedinggums indicates a slowly progressing disease of the gums, which may furtherinvolve the bone supporting the teeth and ultimately result in tooth loss. Inaddition to bleeding, the patient often has pain and bad breath.

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

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

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VIM73 Saturday, December 24, 2011

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

abiabi Tuesday, November 22, 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

gallop Thursday, December 3, 2009

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 Thursday, September 10, 2009

i need help,my gum bleeding can i help?thank you

albert33 Sunday, December 21, 2008

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

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