Let us place this in a situation you can relate to. It is morning, so you are doing your rituals before going to school or work. While brushing your teeth, you notice that there is blood in the foam you just spat on your bathroom sink. You ignore it-something you have been doing for the past years. Except for the blood, it is not bothering you. You cannot feel the pain or inflammation whatsoever. You think that this is normal to other people, so you continue on ignoring the bleeding. What you do not know though is that the reason your gums are bleeding is because of the bacteria caused by plaque build-up in your teeth. Just imagine these bacteria slowly eating your gums away.
Bleeding gums are normal indeed-a normal symptom for gingivitis. Gingivitis is a dental disease. It is the inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding the affected areas of the teeth. When left untreated, this dental disease may lead to periodontitis. This is even worse than gingivitis. The patient may experience teeth loss when his or her condition is already too complex for any treatment. Your condition now is far from periodontitis because there is still non inflammation happening.