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A 27-year-old male asked:

i m bleeding everytime i m brushing my teeth.

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Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 26 years experience
See dentist: Bleeding gums with brushing your teeth may indicate periodontal disease. Getting an exam by a dentist is key.
Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Bleeding gums : oral hygiene does not confine itself to brushing alone, you also must clean between your teeth DAILY! using floss and or a water pick, make sure your toothbrush is a soft bristle brush. Soft bristles are more flexible and cover more surface area of the tooth. Ideally you should brush and floss after every meal but 2x a day if thorough is sufficient. As for the bleeding you should see your dentist

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Gingivitis?: Patients with bleeding gums usually either have gingivitis or less commonly it can be as sign of a bleeding disorder. For gingivitis i tell patients to start on a listerine type mouthwash, brush and floss a minimum of 3x/day. If it persist, they should see a dentist. If there other signs of easy bruising or bleeding they should see their primary care md.
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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen again: If you are still having problems and your symptoms are not getting better, a second exam by your doctor would help in deciding whether you need additional treatment. Depending of the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will likely decide on placing you on a short course of steroids to help in reducing the swelling of your tonsils. Also, another exam will help in ruling out tonsillar abscess.

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