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A 46-year-old member asked:

what can i do to stop my gums bleeding?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Determine Cause: You may have gum disease. Can't tell over the internet. Are you on anticoagulants? Those meds may also be a contributing factor. Your best bet is to have a local dentist examine you. With radiographs, s/he can advise you what the problem is and how to treat it. Failure to treat gum disease usually results in loss of the teeth.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much?

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See your dentist: I would first see your dentist. He/she may be able to help you come to an answer.
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How do I stop my gums from bleeding? I can't go to the dentist tell monday, and its only thursday help

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Brush often: Most of the time the gums bleed due to a condition known as gingivitis, caused by local irritants that are lodged between the teeth and the gums. If there is no other medical problems. Brush with peroxide and baking soda; use judiciously.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

How do you stop your gums from bleeding if you get hit?

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Like trauma?: If you experienced trauma to the face or mouth an are experiencing bleeding that is not stopping, you should see a dentist for a proper exam. You may have a fracture of tooth, perhaps the bone, or maybe both. Early intervention is important to ensure a good outcome. The bleeding should stop eventually unless you have serious trauma or lacerations which need to be treated by a doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Determine cause: There are many causes that contribute to your symptoms. Your gums are inflamed. Why? Hard to tell over the internet. Make an appointment with a local dentist to be evaluated. You may have periodontal problems.
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A male asked:

My gums bleed because my dentist said I am brushing too hard, how can I stop the bleeding?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Stop brushing hard: If your dentist has examined you and has given you a clean bill of health (meaning your teeth are clean and there is no calculus present), then the bleeding is most likely from traumatic brushing. Brushing gently and flossing will keep them clean and healthy without irritating them.

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