Bleeding Gums When You Brush Your Teeth After Cleaning Tartar?

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The story is like this. Date 21/02/2020, I do tooth scaling, when my teeth are scaling bleeding. Then I went home. At night, I brush my teeth and suddenly bleed. I thought maybe the brush was too hard and it was broken. The next morning I try to replace a new brush, replace this brush with the same model as the old one but the old one looks rather damaged. Still in the same place is bleeding. After that I thought maybe the brush was a bit hard. So I tried to replace it with a brush that was smoother than before and thinner. After eating, I try to brush my teeth with a new brush. Just keep bleeding less. At that time I used a 45-degree tooth-brush to the teeth with gums, but I just pressed it for fear that it would not function perfectly for cleaning leftovers. So why is that? Is it because it’s done scaling so my gums bleed easily? or because of the pressure I brush my teeth against the teeth? or because of other factors?

1 Answer:

Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to We can understand the concern you feel.

One risk that may occur after the procedure to clean plaque and tartar (scaling) is bleeding from the gums. The risk factor for post-scaling bleeding is inflammation of the gums so that dirty blood that has been blocking blood flow around the teeth comes out after cleaning tartar.

Nevertheless, there are still some other possibilities that can also cause symptoms of bleeding gums, including:

History of gum trauma, for example: injuries caused by using toothpicks, hard toothbrushes and improper techniques
Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), usually accompanied by symptoms of redness and swelling of the gums, risk factors: poor hygiene of the oral cavity
Side effects of certain drugs, for example: blood-thinning drugs
Lack of certain nutrients, for example: vitamin K, vitamin C
Systemic diseases that cause bleeding symptoms, for example: dengue hemorrhagic fever, leukemia, autoimmune diseases that cause a decrease in platelet count

You are advised to rinse your mouth with a mouthwash that is sold freely (green logo) with chlorhexidine content as much as 2 times a day for 1 week. If bleeding continues within 1 week or even the volume is increasing in a short time, do not delay to go to the dentist so that it can be immediately evaluated and handled appropriately, for example: curettage.

To prevent recurrence of gum bleeding, you can take the following steps:

Brush your teeth twice a day, that is before going to bed at night and after breakfast, with a soft bristle toothbrush and the right technique

Consumption of balanced nutritious food with soft texture
Avoid smoking
Make dental and gum care visits to the dentist at least every 6 months
Manage stress well

To enrich insight, you can read articles about bleeding gums. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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