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A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause bleeding gums?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periondontal disease: It is not normal to have bleeding gums. You should see your dentist and have him or her decide how to proceed with treatment.
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Poor hygiene: Bleeding gums may be due to poor brushing and flossing. The bleeding may also be due to systemic disease, so it is important for the condition to be evaluated professionally in order for the cause to be diagnosed properly.

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A 54-year-old member asked:

Bleeding gums. What can I do.?.

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: This can be from a serious blood condition causing low platelets. Usually, there are other symptoms too, such as fatigue, and maybe a rash. If you have not taken good care of your teeth and gums with daily flossing and brushing, this could be from infections of the gum at the base of the teeth, and you may need to have care from a dentist to help heal the diseased gums.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Bleeding gums, what causes this sensitivity?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation will cause your gums to bleed. Have your local dentist in fremont determine if it's just gingivitis or the more advanced periodontitis.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause gum bleeding?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Poor oral hygiene: Most commonly, the answer is inadequate oral hygiene. The plaque/bacteria accumulate on your teeth and under the gums and causes an infection called gingivitis, and in more advanced stages, periodontitis. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Go see your dentist today.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes gum bleeding?

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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 25 years experience
Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes bleeding gums and nausea?

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Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Pregnant?: If you are female, pregnancy causes pregnancy gingivitis, or inflamed bleeding gums due to a surge in hormone levels (which also causes nausea). If not, possibly an allergic reaction to something ingested. See your dentist if no improvement in three days.

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