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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Gum disease: Swollen gums often indicate gingivitis. However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop bleeding so easily and st ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria: Your gums are infected, most likely. Bacteria have invaded the gums and your body is fighting off the infection using inflammation - causes the gums ... Read More
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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 years experience Dentistry
Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occ ... Read More

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Bruxism?: Have a look at this website from mayo clinic see if it applies to your situation: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bruxism/basics/definit ... Read More
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Keep your: mouth clean. Take ibuprofen for the pain. See your dentist today.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Pain: Sorry you're in pain. OTC NSAIDs, best is Advil/Ibuprofen/Motrin, taken EXACTLY as per package directions, may help take the edge off. Cold compress ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Thorough OBGYN: It sounds like your OBGYN was doing a thorough examination, however dental issues aren't their specialty. If you're pregnant they have a vested intere ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Smart OBGyn: OB realizes the association between periodontal (gum) disease and low birth weight, premature birth. Hormone level changes make oral hygiene during ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your dentist: I doubt that it is cancer. Cancer is a growth which can be seen or felt as a lump of flesh which is new and not supposed to be present normally in an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sappington
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See your dentist: May be inflammation of the tissue due to a piece of food getting stuck beneath the gum margin, could be a problem with that particular tooth (deep dec ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding gum?: Gum bleeding will result in a weird taste in mouth. Red gum, especially generalized occurences all over your mouth may signal a more severe gingiviti ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. A ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
Red gums: Gums should be a light pink color. When they turn a red or purplish color it because they are infected. This is usually due to a lack of proper flossi ... Read More
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