Bleeding can occur in your mouth for a variety of reasons. These include injury, missing teeth, gingivitis , periodontal disease (periodontitis), infections, or following some dental procedures. When bleeding is significant or cannot be stopped, you should take immediate action.
What to do
- If there is minor bleeding in the mouth, use a piece of moistened gauze to apply firm pressure to the area for 10-20 minutes until the bleeding stops. Don't try and absorb the blood without applying pressure, and don't dab at the place the bleeding is coming from.
- If you feel there is more bleeding than expected, or if the bleeding isn't stopping after you apply pressure, call your dentist immediately.