How Can This Bleeding Manifest?
The first case is acute and punctual bleeding. In this case, this phenomenon will not be associated with other symptoms that may bring it closer to a disease of your gums (such as swelling, sharp pain, or inflammation).
Typically, this acute bleeding from your gum is caused by traumatic irritation to your teeth when you brush your teeth too aggressively (or with a toothbrush that is too hard) or eat particularly hard foods. It is also possible that gum burns, caused by very hot food, are causing your gum bleeding.
The second case will concern people in whom this bleeding gum is chronic and returns more regularly. The cause of this phenomenon is, therefore, the bacteria which will deposit on the enamel of your teeth and secrete little by little a substance called dental plaque. If it is not removed regularly (especially when you brush your teeth), it can attack your gum and have an inflammatory effect. Your gum will then be more fragile, and at the slightest touch, bleed.
You should, therefore, see blood in your mucus when you brush your teeth since it is this mechanical trauma that will cause the bleeding by attacking the tissues of the gums. You can also bleed after brushing your teeth, or if you have a habit of grinding them. In all cases, your gums will continue to bleed regularly until you treat the inflammation that caused them. It is also advisable to attack it as soon as possible if you do not want this gingivitis to degenerate into periodontitis, and cause the loss of your tooth.
What Are the Reasons Why Your Gums Are Bleeding?
Other possible causes
Bleeding from your gums is not always due to a dental problem, and their inflammation may be related to another medical condition, including:
- a bone marrow injury (and a change in your blood platelets);
- uremia causing a tromboplastic factor deficiency;
- vascular disorders related to a vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) or an allergy;
- hemophilia, leukemia, or another health problem that affects your blood clotting;
- vitamin K deficiency causing hypoprothrombinemia;
- taking anxiolytics, anticoagulants or salicylates (which will cause mechanical problems in your gums)
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