Beware of bleeding gums!

Gum bleeding is the most obvious sign of gum disease. So why do our gums bleed? If there is an infection in a place, the defense mechanism of our body expands the vessels there and causes more defense cells to flow to that area. Excessive swelling of the vessels causes edema and redness in the tissue, as well as swelling and thinning of the vessel walls, and bleeding as a result of the slightest trauma.

The capillaries in the gingiva near the calculus expand and form a defense against the bacteria in the calculus. After actions such as biting an apple or brushing teeth that create mechanical pressure on the gums, the enlarged capillaries begin to bleed after trauma. The problem of bleeding gums can only be solved by removing the causative calculus. After the tartar is removed, the capillaries narrow, the edematous and red appearance disappears and the gum returns to its old healthy pink appearance.


Gum bleeding should not be neglected. If we do the maintenance on a regular basis after that and remove the food residues, which we call plaque on the teeth and gums, the parts that are grinded at the micro level and accumulate on the teeth, we can return to a healthy state. However, if we do not do dental care regularly and properly at this stage, superficial bleeding and inflammations on the gums begin to occur at a later stage. At this stage, we have to go to the dentist for a more professional cleaning.


If we do not clean properly during this period, gum diseases leading to bone resorption occur. This is a situation that will create a very important problem on the way to losing that tooth. If we have bleeding gums, we should definitely visit our dentist and start doing the care as recommended by our dentist.