The dentist, using an instrument called probe, diagnoses
this condition. This instrument is a sharp thin metal
which , when passed along the margin between the tooth and
the gum causes spontaneous bleeding. Blood tests taken
show any problems with the clotting mechanism, if present.
How are bleeding gums treated?
If long standing inflammation is the cause of bleeding
then removal of the source of bacteria will result in
improvement of the situation. If the source is mild to
moderate in collection. Proper maintenance of the teeth by
the patient is more than sufficient. If the source is
moderate to severe in collection then professional help is
required. Serious systemic problems might have to be
treated to correct bleeding from these diseases.
MORE INFORMATION Bleeding gums are indication of
a slowly progressing disease of the gums, which may
further involve the bone supporting the tooth and
ultimately result in tooth loss.