10 Expert Tips for How to Treat Bleeding Gums

About 600 million people experience some type of gum problem in their lifetime. But the good news is that most of these can be cured at home. And bleeding gums are the first sign of gum diseases like gingivitis and the more severe periodontitis.

This  smartzune.com   article will help you to treat your bleeding gums as well as tell you how you can prevent it altogether.

1. Use gauze.

Gauze was originally made of silk and was used for clothing. It is now used for many different things, including gauze sponges for medical purposes. When used as a medical dressing, gauze is generally made of cotton. It is especially useful for dressing wounds where other fabrics might stick to the burn or laceration.

Just like with any bleeding, holding a damp piece of gauze against the bleeding area will stop your bleeding. But if bleeding gums are a regular problem, you should visit a dentist.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water. You can also wear gloves.
  • Gently wash the wound with a wet piece of gauze or washcloth.
  • Place a piece of clean gauze over the wound.
  • Apply tape around the edges of the gauze to hold it in place.