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Bleeding gums Treatments

Bleeding gums: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment of bleeding gums begins with prevention. This includes seeking regular dental care (twice yearly) and maintaining good oral hygiene, such as brushing the teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day.

Treatment plans for bleeding gums are individualized based on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes episodes of bleeding gums, and decreases the risk of developing serious complications, such as anemia.

When bleeding gums is caused by gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and/or a bacterial infection of the mouth, treatment generally needs to be performed by a dentist and/or periodontist (a specialist in periodontal disease). Treatment may include regular dental cleaning, antiseptic mouth rinses, and brushing and flossing.

Treatment also includes repairing or replacing broken or missing teeth and addressing dental cavities. Treatment may also include scaling, root planning and antibiotics. In some severe cases, surgery may also be needed.

Treatment of vitamin deficiencies that can cause bleeding gums, such as vitamin K deficiency and vitamin C deficiency, includes vitamin supplementation.

Treatment varies for bleeding disorders, blood diseases or clotting disorders which cause bleeding gums. These include hemophilia, leukemia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Treatment requires regular medical monitoring and care and can include medications, stem cell transplant and infusion of clotting factors. Hospitalization and intensive care may also be needed.

Bleeding gums: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Bleeding gums from various sources may include:

  • Orange juice
  • Adequate diet of vitamin C- citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, cauliflower
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Cecon
  • Ce-Vi-Sol
  • Dull-C

Treatments for Bleeding Gums

The following treatments are listed for Bleeding Gums in our knowledge base:

  • Vitamin C - possibly used for related vitamin C deficiency

Alternative Treatments for Bleeding gums

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Bleeding gums in various sources may include:

  • Cold water
  • Triphala tea mouth wash
  • Orange juice with pinch of cumin
  • Lemon juice diluted in water
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Coconut oil gum massage
  • Phosphorus homeopathic remedy
  • Kreosotum homeopathic remedy
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Brush teeth longer and without toothpaste during a leisure activity
  • Brush three times a day for three minutes each
  • Choose a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Brush the roof of the mouth to improve circulation
  • Electric toothbrush
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Oral pain reliever

Treatments for Causes of Bleeding gums

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Bleeding gums:

More causes: not all possible causes for Bleeding gums are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Bleeding gums.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bleeding gums:

The following list of conditions have 'Bleeding gums' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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