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Autoimmune Disorders Bleeding Gums
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
A good cleaning and proper home care w/ brushing and flossing solves most bleeding problems.
Rarely, certain hormonal conditions or medical conditions can cause this even w/ good home care. In these cases your m. D. Needs to work in consult w/your dentist.
A periodontist is best to treat complex cases. ...Read more
Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding without a a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also reflect more systemic bleeding problems. Either way, you need a diagnosis, and probably intervention. If there are no other signs of easy bleeding, start with a good dental evaluation, then if more answers are needed, see a good internist. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
NO: Hiv causes immune deficiency and actually since the body lacking the immune cells, the host reaction is less. There will be bleeding gum with minimal inflammation but severe bone loss. Thus the destruction comes with less signs and symptom. Linear erythema, a red line along the gingival crest, occurs with less plaque and calculus deposition. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Poor oral hygiene: Most commonly, the answer is inadequate oral hygiene. The plaque/bacteria accumulate on your teeth and under the gums and causes an infection called gingivitis, and in more advanced stages, periodontitis. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Go see your dentist today. ...Read more
HIV & Bleeding gums: Hiv is transmitted through blood. If the gums are bleeding there is a chance that the virus could get passed to another person through the blood form the gums. The blood would have to go into an open wound or some other area where there is a chance for absorption. It is highly unlikely that it would happen, but it is possible. ...Read more
Brush, brush, brush: Brushing bleeding gums will establish the drainage and improve the color of the gum and alleviate or stop the bleeding. However, bleeding is only a sign of inflammation. You must treat the cause, i.E, food impaction, malocclusion, dental or periodontal abscess, gingivitis/periodontitis. Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Bleeding Gums: Yes. Your dentist should be able to determine this on examination of your mouth. ...Read more
See a dentist: Evan mildly bleeding gums with brushing can indicate a disease call periodontitis, which left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It may be other things as well, but gum disease is by far the most common. I would recommend seeing a dentist as it will probably get worse until you do. ...Read more
Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding with mouthwash. 1st, get a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also reflect more systemic bleeding problems. Either way, you need a diagnosis, and probably intervention. If there are no other signs of easy bleeding, start with a good dental evaluation, then if more answers are needed, see a good internist. ...Read more
Talk to your orthodo:
If your braces are irritating your gums the sharpness of the metal bands and wires can cause this problem
also oral hygiene is more difficult and plaque buildup can start irritating your gums and bleeding can result see the dentists involve d in your treatment for good advice on eliminating the problem. ...Read more
Yes: Gum bleeding is the first sign of gingival inflammation and can be eliminated by thorough brushing of the area. If the bleeding gum is due to food impaction, i.e. Food get caught in the area, check with your dentist to close any open contact between the teeth to eliminate food impaction concern. Good oral hygiene follow through will ensure the healthy, none-bleeding gums. ...Read more
Soft brush: Use a soft brush, brush lightly including the gums even if they bleed, and use floss. Over time, they will stop bleeding. Make sure to follow up with your dentist. ...Read more
See a periodontist:
If you have bleeding gums it is a sign of a problem. It could be an infection in the gums or the sign of a systemic problem
start with the periodontist first. ...Read more