You might be shocked one day to find some blood in your mouth and wonder what you should do. Here are the different causes to give you an idea about what could be going on.
First of all, can you isolate whether the blood is coming from your gums, your mouth, lips or tooth sockets?
If the blood comes from your gums after cleaning your teeth, it might signal some gum disease. Plaque building up on your teeth and gums causes gum disease. Early on, it is called gingivitis, which results in gum swelling and redness as well as bleeding. If the gum disease is not arrested, it results in loose teeth, bad breath, receding gums and tenderness on biting.
It is important to see us at your Epping Dentist if you think you may have gum disease to protect your teeth, gums, and overall health. Meanwhile, you can care for your gums by:
If the blood comes from your mouth, it could be coming from cracked lips, which can be helped with lip balm, or a mouth ulcer, which should heal itself in a few days. If a mouth ulcer lasts more than a fortnight, it would be good to see your GP about it.
If the blood is coming from a dental injury from a fall or a blow to your face or after a dental procedure, doing the following is a good idea until you can see your Epping Dentist:
After a dental procedure, please follow our advice carefully about rinsing your mouth, eating, and drinking.
Your Epping Dentist will happily see you for follow-up advice if you still feel uncomfortable about any mouth bleeding!
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