Bleeding gums can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose bleeding gums, we could:
|Vitamin C Need||12%||Unlikely|
|Mercury Toxicity||4%||Ruled out|
|Periodontal Disease||3%||Ruled out|
How often do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?
Possible responses:→ Never / don't know
→ Rarely, and only with hard brushing
→ At least once a month
→ At least once a week
→ Always or most of the time
Very rarely, bleeding gums are due to leukemia.
Bleeding gums are nearly always a symptom of gingivitis.
Bleeding gums are sometimes due to scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), but this is a rare condition nowadays.