go; especially depending on various factors like stressful situations or
grinding and clenching during sleep. I would suggest consulting with an
oral surgeon. Many of them specialize in the joints associated with your
jaw. They can better guide you in managing these symptoms with different
Things like grinding, clenching or TMJ spasms can affect more than the stability and functionality of your teeth but can also lead to migraines and facial pain similar to trigeminal neuralgia.
I suggest scheduling a consultation with an oral surgeon to determine the reasoning for your issue and different ways to treat it.
If you're having localized discomfort, I would suggest having a dentist evaluate to determine if there is debris caught in between your gums. Some foods, like popcorn, seeds, and nuts are notorious for embedding into gum tissue and causing discomfort and bleeding to that particular area. Also, aggressive flossing can cause microscopic cuts or scratches which can lead to pain and bleeding.
If you're having general pain and bleeding, I would advise going to the dentist as you may have a form of gum disease. There are several stages of this disease.
In the mildest cases, gum disease is calling gingivitis. Inadequate oral hygiene often causes gingivitis. Some of the other factors that may contribute to gingivitis include but are not limited to smoking, systemic diseases, and diabetes. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
However, untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. Over time, plaque can spread and germinate below the gum line. The harmful bacteria in plaque will irritate the gums; these toxins create a chronic inflammatory response. As hard as your body tries to fight the germs, it can not keep up with the rapid population, and the inflammation leaves it impossible to remove all the bacteria without a professional. If left untreated, the tissues and bone that support teeth are broken down and destroyed. Eventually, teeth become mobile because of the lack of supporting structure; this ultimately leads to the extractions.
These are just some of the factors that can contribute to your bleedy, painful gums. I would advise consulting dentist as soon as possible to pinpoint your exact issue.