How To Deal With Blood Clots On The Gums?

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I want to ask, I have a kind of blood clot in my gums, how do I fix it?

1 Answer:

Hi Istifa,

Thank you for asking

Bleeding gums often indicate abnormalities in the gums. Bleeding from the gums can clot so that it sticks around the teeth and mouth and is more difficult to clean.

Some of the possibilities that can cause bleeding gums, namely:

Brushing your teeth too hard
Hormonal changes, for example during pregnancy
Irritation, for example due to improper fitting of dentures or braces
Improper flossing (cleaning between teeth)
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
Periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue that supports the teeth)
Tooth or gum infection
Skorbut (lack of vitamin C)
Blood clotting disorders, for example due to vitamin K deficiency, blood cancer, consumption of blood thinners, deficiency of blood clotting factors, and so on

It is also possible that the blood clot that you see is not actually blood, but rather swollen gums and has a stalk (polyp).

To be sure, what exactly is the cause of your complaint, you should check with the dentist right away. Usually, it is enough to evaluate the condition of your teeth and mouth, your doctor can identify the cause of your complaint. Or, if necessary, you may also be directed to undergo blood tests or other supporting tests so that proper treatment can be done.

In the meantime, you should first do the following:

Brush teeth regularly 3 times a day (morning, evening and night before bed)
Do not brush your teeth too hard or clean the gums with excessive dental floss
Gargle with salt water after every toothbrush
Control dental and oral health regularly to the dentist every 6 months
Not smoking or consuming alcohol
Reduce first to consume foods that are too hard which has the potential to cause sores in the mouth area
Increase the consumption of foods that contain lots of vitamin C, including guava, lemon, longan, strawberries, sprouts

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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