Bleeding gums are a common problem but it is also a warning sign that should be immediately attended. In this blog, we will look at the actual causes of bleeding gums and the associated ill effects. Let’s try to understand the importance of gums and their health.
Gum is the soft skin that surrounds the neck of the tooth and covers the bones into which the teeth are fixed. These gums form a tight seal and act as a barrier for the entry of bacteria.
Pink is healthy and red is not. This is one thing that you should always have in mind when you check your gums.
If not treated, gingivitis can progress into a low-grade gum infection which slowly and painlessly will destroy the gums and bone around the teeth.
Due to the loss of bone, there will be a loosening of the teeth (in dental terms – PERIODONTITIS)
Gum bleeding can occur at any age but is more prevalent in females compared to males.
According to recent research, gum diseases are associated with cardiac and respiratory disorders. The picture below will help you understand how bacteria travel from gums to heart vessels and further cause blockage.
There is also a positive co-relation of gum disease with various adverse effects during pregnancy such as low birth weight, pre-term delivery etc.
If you are experiencing gum bleeding, do not wait, speak to a dentist, preferably a specialist periodontist today. Healthy gums, healthy teeth.