How To Treat Bleeding Gums

Fact Checked


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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Related Video On Bleeding Gums

Was this post helpful?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Now Button

The information posted on this page is for educational purposes only.
If you need medical advice or help with a diagnosis contact a medical professional

  • All content is reviewed by a medical professional and / sourced to ensure as much factual accuracy as possible.

  • We have strict sourcing guidelines and only link to reputable websites, academic research institutions and medical articles.

  • If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, out-of-date, or otherwise questionable, please contact us through our contact us page.