Details on bleading gum causes causes of inflammation, gums disease, gingivitis periodontal disease, gum pictures, symptoms and prevention are given.
If your gums are pink in color, firm and do not bleed easily, then you have no bleeding gum disease and they are healthy gums. Gingivitis (bleeding gums) is the first form of periodontal gum disease in which the gums (gingiva) redden, swell and bleed.
Gingivitis is a serious infections that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth and can lead to a tooth (or teeth) loss. The gum bleeding begins when the bacteria in plaque causes gums' inflammation.
Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently (2006) said that people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal (gum) disease. Thus, the gum disease and diabetes are linked, according to them.
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In the healthy gums picture, the teeth are well locked in the gums. In the gingivitis started picture the bacteria have started attacking and destroying the gum. In the advanced gingivitis picture the bacteria have damaged the gums too much and the teeth may fall due to this.
An unhealthy, bacteria-filled mouth can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, including heart disease, diabetes, blood infection and even low birth-weight babies.The bacteria from the mouth travel to other parts of the body via the bloodstream, causing widespread inflammation.
People with periodontal disease who have increased bacterial exposure are at a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease or plaque formation in the arteries (atherogenesis), says Kenneth Kornman, editor of Journal of Periodontology in a recent issue (Dec 2007).