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My gums are bleeding: what am I doing?

Gums that start bleeding spontaneously or brushing are one of the symptoms of gingivitis. One in two adults is affected moderately.

Suffice to say that this is a common disease that can lead to serious complications ... So what to do when you have a bleeding gum?

A healthy gum is usually pink with an "orange peel" appearance and does not bleed on contact with the toothbrush, for example.

When the gum becomes red (any color change is a sign of a problem), smooth and swollen, it bleeds when brushing, or spontaneously (we can find traces of blood on his pillowcase) we are talking about gingivitis.

Gingivitis is a bacterial inflammation of the gums.

It then requires specific care. Because if the fact that a bleeding gingiva can appear as benign, do not trust it, the problem can be important and reveal a gingivitis at an advanced stage.

In this article written with a dentist, discover the causes of gums that bleed, but also the risks of complications, treatments and an interview with a dentist. Not to mention preventive care that avoids suffering from this kind of problem.

Do you want to share, share your experience or ask a question? See you in our FORUM FORUM or in another theme FORUM of your choice!

Read also :

> 10 bad habits that hurt your teeth
> Learn more about bleeding gums
> The gum graft
> Dental care: prevent cavities & cie

Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert Consultant: Dr. Catherine Mattout, Periodontist.
Last update: November 2014.

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