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A 51-year-old female asked:

Sudden onset, sore swollen bleeding gums in entire mouth. no gum disease at all, no meds, no tobacco, no over flossing, what non dental causes?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Get a dental exam: Bleeding gums are often the first sign of gingivitis. Brushing too hard can also cause bleeding. Cigarettes and other tobacco products also may be causative. You need a dental exam as soon as possible.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Gum disease: Sore swollen bleeding gums are sure signs of gum disease. Please see your Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Other causes can be systemic problems such as Diabetes or Blood Dyscrasias. A Periodontist can make the differential diagnosis. Don't ignore this.
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