There are some additional health conditions that can increase a person's risk for gingivitis. These include pregnancy, HIV infection, smoking, diabetes, poor-fitting dental appliances, and advanced age. Certain medications, such as NSAID's (Ibuprofen, Naproxen), aspirin, Dilantin, calcium channel blockers (Nifedipine, Diltiazem, Verapamil, and Amlodipine), and cyclosporine can also increase risk.
If it seems that your gum bleeding is excessive, or worsening, be sure to see your doctor for a medical evaluation. Evaluation may include a history and physical exam, a careful review of your medications, and lab work to assess your platelet count and/or coagulation factors.