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gums bleed when i brush my teeth & hurt when i apply pressure. i floss and use mouth wash. can i do something myself or do i need to see the dentist?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: it is best to have this evaluated to make sure that something more serious isn't going on.
Answered on Jul 25, 2015
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Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Sounds like you should have your teeth cleaned and a thorough dental exam. Periodontal disease has these symptoms you are reporting, especially this has been going on for some period of time. Be well!
Answered on Nov 18, 2015
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: When was the last time that you had a professional cleaning? See the dentist and have the dentist or hygienist address your concerns. They will go over home care and the proper use of dental floss in addition to brushing and using a tongue scraper.
Answered on Dec 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See DDS, gingivitis: If you have a bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum infection. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. Do not delay and call your DDS for exam and treatment.
Answered on Dec 27, 2015

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