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How To Treat Bleeding Gums

September 13th, 2015 | Posted by Jean Alfonso in Uncategorized

Overview

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

Causes

  • Poor oral hygiene
    Bleeding gums is a progressive disease affecting oral cavity

    Bleeding gums is a progressive disease affecting oral cavity

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

Treatment

  • Apply pressure using ice-pack
  • Mouth rinse:┬áPinch 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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