Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums is among the common conditions affecting the oral cavity.  Gum disease begins with plaque, a sticky film of food particles, germs and saliva. If not removed, plaque will settle at the gum line. The germs will produce toxins that makes the gums red, tender and likely to bleed when brushing your teeth. There are chronic conditions and even some medications that can cause plaque to accumulate more quickly. The purpose of daily brushing rinsing and flossing is to clean away this plaque. When this plaque is not removed it can harden into tartar which builds up along the gum line and traps germs below. The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis and is the most common.

The primary cause of gingivitis is the bacteria that coat your teeth, and if oral hygiene is poor, it forms a sticky white substance called plaque. The bacteria here proliferates faster and produces toxins that irritates your gums, keeping them swollen and red. When they are left untreated, they will destroy the tissues connecting the gums to the tooth, and eventually the tooth to the bones, causing a deep pocket and eventually attacks the bony structure. It has now progressed into what we call periodontitis, which is an irreversible form of gum disease.

Root Causes

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bleeding gums as a symptom.

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Periodontitis
  • Trench mouth
  • Poorly fitting dentures
  • Leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Dry mouth (type of Dental conditions)
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Certain medications


  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding is usually noticed during brushing, or in the saliva, while spitting. 
  • Eating of any coarse food items may induce bleeding

Useful Herbs

  • Babool
  • Neem

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Red Tooth Paste                 
  • Red Tooth Powder             
  • Irimedadi Taila                    

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