By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS
Published February 5, 2015, Last updated October 21, 2016
Bleeding gums can be a big worry for those who are affected by it. It is absolutely important that one should take good care of dental hygiene. Brushing one’s teeth twice a day, using a brush with soft bristles, brushing one’s teeth gently, drinking plenty of water, avoiding too much processed food and sweets can go a long way in helping bleeding gums. Another important thing to avoid is the use of tobacco in any form. Smoking and chewing tobacco are very harmful for the teeth and the gums. Chewing tobacco is also the leading cause of oral cancer.
Homeopathic Medicines for Bleeding Gums
At times, even after taking care of all the above mentioned things, the problem does not get better. In such cases, one has to seek medical help. In my personal experience of treating such problems, I have found that Homeopathy is very helpful. The homeopathic medicines work wonders and cure the problem pretty soon. Here I am writing about the commonly used homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. These medicines have been found to be quite effective by me.
Merc Sol-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums with increased salivation
In cases, where there is increased salivation in the mouth, Merc Sol is one of the best homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. The quantity of saliva is more than normal and one is often forced to spit. The gums are spongy and seem to recede from the teeth. There is soreness which gets aggravated on touch or while chewing. The bleeding occurs more frequently at night. The tongue is thick and swollen. It takes the imprint of the teeth where it comes in contact with the teeth. Ulcers on the tongue may also be present. Decayed teeth are commonly present along with the bleeding gums. There may be bad breath which is often expressed as mercurial breath. The taste is sweetish and metallic. The thirst is increased.
Kreosote-One of the best Homeoapthic medicines for bleeding gums with black blood
When the blood that oozes out from the gums is black in colour, Kreosote is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. The blood coagulates quickly too. The lips may also bleed or may be red in colour. There is caries of teeth. The teeth are also dark and crumbling. The taste of the mouth is bitter or putrid.
Carbo Veg-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums while cleaning
When the bleeding occurs more or less while cleaning or brushing the teeth, Carbo veg is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. The blood seems to ooze when one tends to suck on the gums. Generalised weakness and lack of energy is a prominent symptom for this medicine. There is a hunger for air or oxygen due to imperfect oxygenation of the blood. The tongue is coated white or yellow brown. Aphthae are frequently present in the mouth. Teeth are also sensitive, more so while chewing. The digestive system is weak. Eructations and heaviness in the stomach are frequent concomitant symptoms.
Calcarea Carb-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums at night
When the bleeding occurs spontaneously at night, Calcarea Carb is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. There is offensive smell from the mouth. Tongue becomes dry at night. Sour taste and sour eructations frequently accompany the bleeding gums. There may be burning at the tip of the tongue which is aggravated by drinking or eating anything warm.
Phosphorus-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums during pregnancy
When the trouble starts during pregnancy, Phosphorus is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for bleeding gums. The gums are swollen and bleed easily. There may even be ulceration of the gums. There is increased thirst and that too for ice cold water. The tongue is dry and smooth.