Your gums are very important to your oral health. Those who do not have their diabetes under control are at an even greater risk. How to stop bleeding and swollen gums then? Bleeding gums are a symptom of an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. Studies have shown that those with high blood sugar are more likely to develop the severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis, which can cause the recession of the gums along with tissue and bone damage that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Healthy gums should not bleed. With gingivitis, the gums tend to be soft, swollen and red-purple, signs of inflammation.
“Perio” means around, and “dontal” refers to teeth. When an individual has gum disease it means that there is an active, living infection in your mouth. People with diabetes tend to develop periodontal disease earlier in life, and more severely. In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Read on to know more about