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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

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?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more

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Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

Yes.: Listerine toothpaste after the visit to the dentist who might diagnose you with periodontal disease. Or not. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted through bleeding gums?

How is HIV transmitted through bleeding gums?

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

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Should you brush bleeding gums or leave them alone?

Should you brush bleeding gums or leave them alone?

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

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Is it good cure salt with warm water for gum bleeding?

Is it good cure salt with warm water for gum bleeding?

Warm salt water: Is not likely to help much or at all. Chronic gum bleeding is often related to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Please seek an exam from your dentist or a periodontal specialist for this bleeding for a proper diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my dentist be able to tell if I have bleeding gums?

Will my dentist be able to tell if I have bleeding gums?

Bleeding Gums: Yes. Your dentist should be able to determine this on examination of your mouth. ...Read more

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I need help about some mildly bleeding gums when I brush?

I need help about some mildly bleeding gums when I brush?

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

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What is the best mouthwash to use for helping bleeding gums?

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

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I am experiencing a painful bleeding gums with braces. Help?

I am experiencing a painful bleeding gums with braces. Help?

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

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to eat after bleeding gums?

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

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I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

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

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Brushing up in the morning and I tend to get bleeding gums. Why is that?

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

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


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more