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A 26-year-old female asked:

Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and dont hurt. periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. what is best care for gums when irritated?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Red swollen gums: You haven't said how long and how often this has been occurring. If you do not have a periodontal infection, then you may have a medical problem. Possibilities include viral infection, fungal infection, systemic illness. You may want to seek a second dental opinion, and have a thorough medical examination, especially if the bleeding gums is a long-standing condition.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2017

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