A member asked:

When i brush my teeth my gum top and bottom bleed i have switched tooth brushed to a soft brissled toothbrush. i don't bush hard. what could it be?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If you see a dentist routinely for check-ups, cleanings and necessary dental work, it's probably just some early gingivitis and easily resolved with a good cleaning and better home care\oral hygiene. There are some medical conditions which also need to be ruled out. However, it it's been a longer since your dental care, it could be more serious periodontal disease. See a dentist for the answer.

Answered Dec 9, 2013


Dr. Dominick Curalli answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If it has been a long time since you had your teeth cleaned, there may be tartar and calculus below your gumline. This can cause inflammation and make your gums bleed very easily, even with a soft toothbrush. The problem will get better when it is removed, but you will need to see a dentist. Schedule an appointment to have them take a look.

Answered Jan 15, 2013


Dr. Randy Nolf answered

Specializes in Periodontics

Possibly gingivitis, the most common gum disease or worse... Periodontitis. Gingivitis is easily reversed by brushing effectively and flossing daily. Gingivitis is gum inflammation as a result of bacteria accumulation not being fully removed daily. Periodontitis results when gum inflammation leads to the destruction of tooth supporting jaw bone. It eventually leads to tooth loss.

Answered Oct 18, 2016



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