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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

Inflammation: Inflammation is the cause of bleeding gums. What exactly is causing your gums to be inflamed can be determined after a thorough exam with radiographs and a full medical history. Call a dentist for an appointment.

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Bleeding gums. What can I do.? .

Dental visit: Bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal disease. People with this problem should start using a mouthwash (listerine) 3x a day along with brushing and using floss. A dental visit with a cleaning is also necessary.

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How do you treat bleeding gums?

How do you treat bleeding gums?

Dental cleaning: 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.

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What is a cure for bleeding gums?

What is a cure for bleeding gums?

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.

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What to do to prevent bleeding gums?

What to do to prevent bleeding gums?

Visit a dentist: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing and bad breath, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay,

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Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

No: You need a professional cleaning, advice and proper home care. May need a periodontist (gum specialist.) don't hesitate, can get worse to point where you could lose teeth.

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What causes bleeding gums and nausea?

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!

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How can I get rid of my gum bleeding?

Get a cleaning: If it's been awhile since you last cleaning then I recommend you go in for one. Bleeding can indicate gingivitis, periodontal disease, or in rare cases something worse. It's best to see a professional for an evaluation.

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Are bleeding gums a common sign of hiv?

Are bleeding gums a common sign of hiv?

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.

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What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

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.

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