Hi, Thanks for your query,,Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders
. Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums.
If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease
known as periodontitis. Other causes are Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
, scurvy, leukemia, Vitamin k deficiency.
What to do now, practice night hygiene before sleeping and avoid eating too late in the night. Brush twice daily. Consult a dentist
and/or a hematologist
With best wishes, Regards, Dr.sharmila