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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can i do if my gums are were bleeding for 3 hours and they just now stopped?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Proper Cleaning: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side. 5) initially the gum may bleed because you are cleaning out an open sore, however this bleeding will stop and the tissue will now begin to heal. 6) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
See a dentist: That is unusual. See a dentist as soon as you can for a diagnosis and treatment. If you have other bleeding or bruising, you may need medical care.

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Last updated May 11, 2013

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