Tag: bleeding gums

Is it true that your gums bleed more easily when you are pregnant?

Pregnancy

True:  During pregnancy gums, are more susceptible to the presence of plaque biofilm near the necks of the teeth which causes them to become red and swollen…

Gingivitis – Why you should know what this word means.

Gingivitis

What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a very common but mild form of gum disease that causes swelling of the gums. Mild gum disease occurs due to the presence of plaque in the mouth especially near the margin between the gum and the tooth. Plaque…

Diabetes and Oral Health – Advice and Tips

Diabetes

You are 3 times more likely to develop severe gum disease if you have type 2 diabetes Ireland will have 233,000 people over 20 years of age with diabetes by 2020 corresponding to a prevalence rate in the population of over 7.5%. Uncontrolled diabetes…

I am pregnant and my gums bleed every time I brush. Is there anything I should be doing?

Brushing

There is no need to be concerned at this increased tendency for your gums to bleed when you are pregnant. It is caused by the elevated hormone levels in your blood that you get when you are pregnant. It makes your gums more sensitive…

I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday. It is still bleeding and clotting. Is this normal?

Wisdom Teeth

Apply a mouth pack (available from your local pharmacy) to the wound and bite on it for a half hour to an hour. A small amount of bleeding is not harmful. However, losing a large amount of blood is not normal and may require…