Causes of bleeding when children brush their teeth

Causes of bleeding when children brush their teeth

Sep 26, 2021XieYifang

I believe that many friends have encountered the phenomenon of tooth brushing bleeding, but many times we don't pay much attention to it, but the total bleeding of brushing is an abnormal phenomenon. If the child is bleeding from brushing, the parents must first observe whether the child brushed too hard, causing the gums to be damaged. For tooth brushing bleeding, some people's first reaction is the lack of vitamin C, lack of relevant knowledge, it is easy to form a cognitive misunderstanding about brushing bleeding. If the child bleeds from brushing, what is the cause?

Cognitive misunderstanding of tooth brushing bleeding:

People usually associate tooth brushing bleeding with a lack of vitamin C, but in fact, the relationship between the two is not very big. Some people may also think that bleeding from brushing should be a cause of heat. Similarly, bleeding from brushing has nothing to do with heat.

Causes of bleeding when children brush their teeth:

The most common cause of bleeding when children brushing teeth is suffering from periodontal disease. When there is periodontal disease, the gums will be edema, a large number of new blood vessels in the gums will be congested and expanded, and the permeability will increase. Once they are stimulated by brushing or chewing, the gums will become Will bleed. For children with fragile gums and periodontal congestion, brushing can easily cause bleeding. At this time, mouthwash can be used to clean the mouth to reduce irritation to the gums and avoid bleeding.

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In addition, physical diseases can also cause bleeding from brushing, such as high blood pressure, blood system diseases, women's menstrual period compensatory bleeding, long-term use of anticoagulant drugs, and liver cirrhosis. Blood system diseases include leukemia, hemophilia, thrombocytopenic purpura, etc. Bleeding gums can be the earliest symptom.

What should I do if my child bleeds from brushing?

Under normal circumstances, After brushing your teeth with a baby toothbrush, you can stop the bleeding on your own after a while, so don't worry too much. If the child is brushing the teeth improperly, brushing too hard will cause the gums to be damaged and bleeding, because the bleeding of the gums should be ruled out whether it is caused by periodontitis or systemic diseases, so as to soothe the child's emotions.

For non-traumatic bleeding, parents need to soothe their children's emotions and calm their mood, then use clean gauze to press the bleeding site and hold it tightly for 30 minutes to stop the bleeding. If there is a lot of bleeding, stop rinsing and brushing your teeth first to prevent the blood clot from falling off. If you can't stop the bleeding, seek medical attention immediately. Some children bleed when brushing their teeth, but the bleeding stopped quickly. But later, I feel the smell of blood in my mouth. If it is spontaneous bleeding of gums in a wide range of unexplained reasons, you should go to the department of hematology or internal medicine for further examination to determine the cause and treat it in time.

For children suffering from periodontitis, if the periodontal disease is not treated in time, the supporting bone resorption around the teeth will increase, the teeth will become loose, deep periodontal pockets appear around the teeth, and the gums will swell and pus will overflow. Parents need to always pay attention to their children's oral problems, so that their children can grow up healthily.

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