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What can I do if I have bleeding gums?

What to do if I have bleeding gums

  1. Control the bleeding by applying pressure directly on the gums with a gauze pad, soaked in ice water. Avoid using gum gels to relieve pain and arrest bleeding. It only offers temporary relief and the disease thus advances further, causing more pain and complications.
  2. If the bleeding is due to local irritants, a professional scaling may be necessary to halt the bleeding.
  3. Maintain good oral hygiene, both of your teeth and soft tissues in the mouth Continue reading