At certain times bleeding from gums can arise from brushing the teeth in a harsh and rough manner. Wearing ill-fitting dentures and improper flossing can also lead to bleeding from gums. But bleeding from gums that appears frequently can be a sign of gum disease or something more serious. It is therefore important to identify the reason behind frequent bleeding from gums. Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums help manage the swelling, pain, sensitivity, tenderness and pus discharge from the gums wherever present.
The common gum diseases where bleeding from the gums can arise include gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (serious gum infection). Leukemia (blood cancer), thrombocytopenia (deficiency of cells that aid the clotting of blood) and hemophilia (a disorder in which blood doesn’t clot normally due to lack of blood-clotting proteins) are some of the serious causes of bleeding from the gums. Deficiency of vitamins including vitamin C or vitamin K may also lead to bleeding from gums. Bleeding from gums can also appear during pregnancy due to the sensitivity of the gums that arise from changes of hormones. Taking medicines that thin the blood may also lead to bleeding from the gums.
Homeopathic Medicines for Bleeding Gums
Homeopathy is very effective to manage cases of bleeding gums. Natural medicines for treating bleeding gums are of natural origin and are very safe to use. They aim to treat the root cause behind bleeding gums to ensure a good recovery. The top grade medicines that are highly beneficial to treat bleeding gums are Merc Sol, Kreosote, Hamamelis, Phosphorus, and Bovista.
1. Merc Sol – For Bleeding Gums in cases of Gum Infection/Inflammation (Gingivitis)
Merc Sol is a top grade medicine to treat bleeding from gums in cases of gum infection/inflammation (gingivitis). The gums are red, are swollen and very painful to touch in cases where Merc Sol is required. Swelling of the gums is most marked at night. A burning sensation is also felt in the gums with swelling and pain. The gums are spongy, receding and may be partly destroyed with the loosening of the teeth. A fetid, putrid odor from the mouth is prominent. Copious saliva is present in the mouth. Characteristic metallic taste in the mouth is also felt along with the above symptoms.
2. Kreosote – For Bleeding Gums from Inflammation
Kreosote is another well-indicated medicine for bleeding gums from gum inflammation (gingivitis). The gums are bluish red, soft, puffy, inflamed and may be ulcerated. Bleeding from gums is dark red and slightly coagulated. Toothache and decaying of the tooth may also be marked.
3. Hamamelis – To treat bleeding gums when blood is dark fluid
Hamamelis is prepared from fresh bark of twigs and root of a plant named Hamamelis Virginica or Hamamelis Dioica of the natural order Hamamelidaceae. Hamamelis is beneficial for bleeding from the gums when blood is dark fluid in nature. The gums are sore, swollen and spongy. They are also painful. Weakness and exhaustion might attend bleeding from gums in many cases needing Hamamelis.
4. Phosphorus – For Gums that Bleed upon Touch
Phosphorus offers help for bleeding from gums that appears from touching the gums even slightly. The bleeding from gums is profuse in nature. The teeth may get loose from the gums. Gums may be inflamed and ulcerated too. Phosphorus is also indicated for persistent bleeding that follows tooth extraction.
5. Bovista – For Cases of Easily Bleeding Gums
Bovista is a well-indicated medicine to manage the complaint of easily bleeding gums. A person needing Bovista tends to have frequent episodes of bleeding from the gums. Bleeding from gums occur often in them from sucking. The bleeding from gums may be marked at the night time in cases where Bovista is indicated. Bovista is also helpful for controlling bleeding that follows tooth extraction.
6. Silicea – For Gums that Ooze Blood and Pus due to Gum Infection
Silicea is a significant medicine for gums that ooze blood and pus due to gum infection. The gums are sore, inflamed and very sensitive in nature. Gums are painful to the slightest pressure. The looseness of the teeth may be present with the above symptoms. The tooth may be decayed with pain especially at the night time. Pain may be throbbing or tearing in nature.
7. Hepar Sulph – For Bleeding and Tender Gums
Hepar Sulph is helpful to treat cases of bleeding and tender gums. The pain and bleeding from the gums appear from slight touch. Throbbing type of pain is prominent in the gums. Ulcers also appear on the gums. Bitter taste in the mouth may be present.
8. Carbo Veg – For Bleeding Gums upon Cleaning Teeth
Carbo Veg is useful for cases of bleeding of gums arising on cleaning teeth. The gums are sensitive and painful. The pain in the gums is most felt while chewing. Gums may also be ulcerated. There may be an attending complaint of receding of gums and looseness of teeth in most cases needing Carbo Veg.
9. Natrum Mur – For Swollen Gums with Bleeding
Natrum Mur offers help for swollen gums with bleeding. Swelling of cheeks is also present. The gums are sensitive to both cold and warm things. Burning and smarting sensation in the gums especially while eating is felt. Painful ulcer on the gums may also be present that hurts day and night.
10. Calcarea Carb – For Bleeding Gums with Pulsating/Stitching Pain
Calcarea Carb is prominently indicated medicine for bleeding gums attended with pulsating / stitching pain in gums. The gums are swollen along with swelling of the cheeks. Foul odor from the mouth appears along with the above symptoms.