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what can i do if my gums bleed frequently when i brush my teeth?

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Bleeding gums: You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Karen Liu
Periodontics 21 years experience
Check your gum: You probably have gum infection/inflammation. Go to see your dentist and get a good tooth cleaning as soon as possible.
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 28 years experience
There are many situations that the gum will have frequent bleeding including serious medical condition such as Leukemia. Please see your dentist first to rule out gum disease. If the condition persisted, seeing a physician is suggested.
Aug 16, 2013

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding everytime I brush my teeth?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
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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My gumlines have receded a little and on two teeth theyve receded to the point where in scared that you can kind of see and feel where the tooth is ending. I don't want it to get worse and have my roots exposed. When i eat my gums bleed sometimes. What ca

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Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Gums recession: Gum recession can lead to root exposure making the teeth sensitive and prone to cavities. First its best to determine the cause of the recession which may include a bad bite., grinding , clenching and periodontal disease. There are procedures that may cover the exposed root called connective tissue grafts.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed, is it serious?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: It is the start of gum disease. See your dentist.
Dr. Thomas Rohrer
Dentistry 35 years experience
Go on youtube and search for correct flossing techniques. DO that, and use an antibacterial rinse also. That alone should help. Ideally, have a dentist evaluate and get a professional dental cleaning done if you haven't had one done in the last three months.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

My gums bleed when i brush my teeth sometimes. What should I do?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See dentist: Determine what problem you have with your gums and bone... You may have periodontal disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:

My gums bleed when i brush my teeth sometimes. What does this mean?

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Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Gums that bleed: Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease.

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