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A 25-year-old female asked:

i have a bleeding gum ... especially after brushing my teeth.. is due to ra or meds ?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
No, gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Bleeding gums: Unless you are on blood thinners bleeding gums are not due to RA or to meds. Usually due to gum disease, sheikh is easily treatable in its early stages. Some systemic diseases can cause bleeding gums, but this is relatively uncommon. Please see a Dentist for evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan.

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