Bleeding Gum Disease:
Bleeding of gums can be caused by a number of reasons such as inflammation, vitamin K deficiency or incorrect brushing technique. The most common reason is the build-up of plaque causing bacterial infection, leading to a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis can be prevented by proper oral hygiene. Bleeding gum disease, if left untreated can result in loss of teeth.
Here’s the good news about gum disease It’s preventable and manageable. The bad news however, is that if your gums are red, swollen, inflamed or bleeding, you probably have the symptoms of a disease that could lead to eventual tooth loss, and possibly contribute to other serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke.