Almost everyone has found blood on their toothbrush at least once. When this happens very occasionally there is no need to worry. However, prolonged gingival bleeding should not be overlooked. Those with bleeding gums run these serious risks if they don’t solve this problem as soon as possible.
The causes of gum bleeding
There are several causes that lead to bleeding gums. Sometimes it is simply the fault of too hard dental floss or too aggressive toothbrush bristles. In this case, the bleeding is caused by rubbing and not by inflammation.
It is also possible that the bleeding is due to taking anticoagulant medications. The pregnancy, with all the hormonal changes that it entails, it can also cause this symptom.
Also pay attention to the intake of vitamins C and K. Those who are deficient in these nutrients risk suffering from diseases that also cause gum problems. And think of scurvy,
Gingival bleeding becomes dangerous especially when it is caused by gingivitis. This is inflammation caused by the accumulation of plaque and can evolve to very serious consequences.
Those with bleeding gums run these serious risks
When the teeth are not brushed properly the dirt is not removed. This settles into plaque. And so it facilitates bacterial proliferation. This causes so-called gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums that causes bleeding.
However, gingivitis can further develop into periodontitis. That is, the plaque becomes tartar and the gums form pockets in which the inflammation is aggravated until it affects the periodontal tissues. This leads to more severe inflammation, abscesses, bleeding. And even the risk of losing some teeth.
Bleeding therefore becomes a symptom of a bigger problem that needs to be solved. According to recent studies such as Fiorillo’s “Oral Health: The First Step to Well-Being”, published in 2019, there are also correlations between this type of inflammation and cardiovascular pathologies. Among those listed are ischemia and coronatopathy.
These results are not yet shared by the scientific community. Despite this, various studies have found a close link between the health of the mouth and that of the circulatory system.
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