A 28-year-old male asked:
I tend to find my gums bleeding. this mostly happens in the morning before and after brushing and after meals. i also find i wake up with a dry mouth and throat even though i drink quite a bit of water. what could the cause be?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberganswered
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Talk to your dentist: This would be a question for your dentist. He/she knows your teeth and gums from regular checkups and can advise on specific oral care regimens. They can also advise on the cause of the bleeding/ gum pain. Dry mouth can also be a side effect of medications, stress and mouth breathing at night.
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Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Gum disease: Small chance this nis sign of specific systemic disorders. Greatest probability this is due to inflammatory infective gum disease, Gingivitis or Periodontitis. Infection spreads through circulatory system and attacks other organ systems. Please see General Dentist or specialist Periodontist. This will not self-heal and requires immediate professional care.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2020
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