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Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Bleeding: Bleeding when you floss or brush is the biggest symptom. Gums could be red, swollen, there may be an odor... ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

Absolutely: Bleeding, swollen and throbbing gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Can even a little gum bleeding during flossing indicate gum disease?

Can even a little gum bleeding during flossing indicate gum disease?

NO: A little gum bleeding during flossing may indicate improper flossing technique. Floss cuts into the gum and causes an injury which termed stillman cleft. Press the floss to either side of the teeth prior to moving down the gum between teeth. Occasionally, gum bleeds due to food or lodging between teeth obstructed the flow of crevicular fluid. Flossing induces bleeding which improves drainage. ...Read more

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Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Infections: Fleas and mice can be potential sources of infectious diseases that can produce hematologic abnormalities. If you are experiencing these changes, however, you have a bleeding disorder that should be investigated urgently by a doctor. Please go and see somebody right away. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can bleeding gums can cause heart disease if i swallow the blood?

Can bleeding gums can cause heart disease if i swallow the blood?

The answer is no: While there is mounting evidence for an association with periodontal disease and inflammation of coronary vessels (atherosclerotic heart disease, the most common form of heart disease), there is actually no evidence that it causes this form of heart disease. Too many people confuse association with cause. ...Read more

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Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Sudden onset, sore swollen bleeding gums in entire mouth. No gum disease at all, no meds, no tobacco, no over flossing, What non dental causes?

Sudden onset, sore swollen bleeding gums in entire mouth. No gum disease at all, no meds, no tobacco, no  over flossing, What non dental causes?

Get a dental exam: Bleeding gums are often the first sign of gingivitis. Brushing too hard can also cause bleeding. Cigarettes and other tobacco products also may be causative. You need a dental exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I had swollen & bleeding gums 8 months ago. my gums are still swollen but the bleeding started again 2 days ago. do I have periodontal disease. ?

I had swollen & bleeding gums 8 months ago. my gums are still swollen but the bleeding started again 2 days ago. do I have periodontal disease. ?

Probably: Periodontal disease is an infection process. It doesn't self heal. You need professional care now, before the infection spreads. Call your Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist (Gum Specialist) may be in order. If you had an infection anywhere else in your body would you wait 8 months and hope for a miracle? Don't wait, call now. ...Read more

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What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

Complex answer: Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease. Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist. ...Read more

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What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

Vitamin C deficiency: The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency(scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Bleeding Gums (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...Read more