Periodontology is a clinical speciality which studies and treats diseases of teeth-supporting tissues and structures. If people neglet it, they may suffer due to those diseases even the loss of one or more teeth.
No, that is NOT normal. Bleeding is one of the symptoms for periodontal disease. Here are some other symptoms that you should be aware of:
- Red, swollen and painful gums
- Bleeding by tooth brushing
- Pus/Purulence between the teeth
- Constant bad breath
- Wobbly teeth
Many local factors in oral cavity, as well as some general factors can cause bleeding. First, you have to contact a specialist to find out the reasons for bleeding. Then, your dentist will recommend you the best possible measures to handle it.
The bone of the jaw and the periodontal tissues must be very tight around the tooth – like a collar around the neck. When you have a periodontal disease, this tight junctions between them are damaged and there comes a loosen gap. Dentists call this loosen gap a periodontal pocket and it increases with time if a person does not visit his dentist.