Bleeding Gums, Gum Sores, Red Gums And Red Spots

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms and signs occur with various medical conditions. Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease caused by buildup of plaque at the gumline. Symptoms include gum soreness, redness, and bleeding. You can prevent gingivitis with proper oral care by brushing and flossing regularly with regular dental check-ups. Bleeding from gums, especially when accompanied by other symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding at other sites, is associated with hemophilia, which is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. Irritation from your toothbrush due to vigorous brushing can cause occasional gum bleeding and may not be associated with any underlying medical conditions. See a dentist if these symptoms and signs persist.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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