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Doctor insights on: Bleeding Gums After Pregnancy

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During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

Yes: Pregnancy gingivitis.

But, you can do a lot to minimize the problem, which includes: more frequent professional teeth cleaning (every 3-4 months), perfect oral hygiene (quality electric toothbrush, floss, stimudents or rotapoints to "toughen" up the gums), good sleep, good diet, less stress, etc. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Bleeding gums, noticeable chest veins, slight bloating, but 3 negative urine pregnancy tests? (1 was taken on a different day) still pregnant?

Bleeding gums, noticeable chest veins, slight bloating, but 3 negative urine pregnancy tests? (1 was taken on a different day) still pregnant?

Home pregnancy tests: Are quite accurate. Multiple negative tests make pregnancy extremely unlikely. You may have a hormone imbalance.

However, your bleeding gums and noticable chest veins need to be explained. Please see your doctor for a full history of physical and appropriate laboratory blood tests. ...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.? .

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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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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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Yes! See Physician: If your warfarin level becomes too high your gums can bleed, in this case you would be at high risk of hemorrhage, seek medical help inmediately. If your gums are healthy due to regular visits to dentist and good oral home care, then no gum bleeding. ...Read more

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Need toothpaste help get rid of bleeding gums?

Need toothpaste help get rid of bleeding gums?

Not: You need professional dentist or hygienist to help you with your dental hygiene and give you popper oral hygiene instruction. ...Read more

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Facial pain after dental work and Gum bleeding?

Facial pain after dental work and Gum bleeding?

Immediately: Remember that "dental work" are surgical procedures and may have a protracted healing time. If you are in pain, if you have bleeding or swelling, immediately call your treating Dentist and report your concerns. He/she may want to see hoofer reevaluation. Call now. ...Read more

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How can you rid chronic bad breath and bleeding gums?

How can you rid chronic bad breath and bleeding gums?

Drink water & floss: Most if the time, bad breath occurs from dehydration. So do your best to drink a least 8 glasses if water everyday. Good oral hygiene is also critical, including brushing and flossing. Also, see your dentist for regular check ups and cleanings. ...Read more

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Is there a toothpaste to help get rid of bleeding gums?

No: No toothpaste will get rid of bleeding gums. Bleeding gums indicate that you have periodontal disease.

This needs to be evaluated by your dentist to determine whether it is in the beginning stages, or more advanced.

You may need just a deep cleaning, or you may need more thorough periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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Does bleeding gums while kissing be an exposure to hiv?

Does bleeding gums while kissing be an exposure to hiv?

Unlikely: Unless the person you are kissing is the one bleeding and you have open lesions this is very unlikely. And am also assuming the kissing is oral and not genital. Hiv is gotten by transfer of blood or tissue or intimate sexual contact. It is not easy to get. If you think you may have been exposed go and get tested. Always best to know early and start treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do for my bleeding gums without going to a doctor?

Oral hygene: Optimize brushing and flossing, if your gums continue to bleed, see your dentist. Chronic gingivitis not only leads to tooth loss, it affects your whole body.
Other rare causes may need to be explored, including bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for removing pyria (gum bleeding)?

What are some natural remedies for removing pyria (gum bleeding)?

Depends: Bleeding gums is a sign of gingival inflammation. Warm salt water rinses for 1 min 2x/day may help with gingival inflammation with flossing, brushing gently at the gum lines, and antibacterial rinse like listerine can help. But if the bleeding still persist, then you must go see your dentist for proper evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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I have another maxillary sinus cyst but why is my gum bleeding?

I have another maxillary sinus cyst but why is my gum bleeding?

Unrelated: Gum bleeding is a sign of gingivitis which is unrelated to your maxillary sinus cyst. You should see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Should you brush on bleeding gums even if it's just a little blood?

Should you brush on bleeding gums even if it's just a little blood?

Brush, brush, brush: If you are using a soft brishle brush, there should be no problem brushing on bleeding gum since it wll not traumatized the gum and will help to stop the bleeding with good oral hygiene effort. ...Read more

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What can I do to address bad breath, bleeding gums, and sensitive gums?

What can I do to address bad breath, bleeding gums, and sensitive gums?

Dental cleaning: Everything you described are caused by the bacteria that cause gum disease. It is time to make that trip to the dentist and get checkup and through cleaning...Laser treatments are also very effective. ...Read more

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How can a long standing halitosis and gum bleeding be cured besides oral hygiene?

How can a long standing halitosis and gum bleeding be cured besides oral hygiene?

Halitosis: See a dentist to rule out all dental causes and a physician, if necessary, to rule out all medical causes. The cause (s) will determine the treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some at home treatments for swollen and bleeding gums?

Many things: First I would recommend you see a dentist to find out why they are bleeding and see what the recommended treatment is. At home, regular brushing 2-3x/day, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash will help. It usually takes 2-3 weeks of regular maintenance to notice a change in the gums. A water irrigation device like a waterpik is also very helpful. But first, see a dentist! ...Read more

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Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?

Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?

See a dentist: If you experience bleeding gums, 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, call a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath since 4 years. I had a gum bleeding 3 months ago & had treatments. But I still do have the bad breath without any gum bleeding?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath since 4 years. I had a gum bleeding 2 months ago & had treatments. Now there's no gum bleeding but I still have the bad breath?

I have a bad breath since 4 years. I had a gum bleeding 2 months ago & had treatments. Now there's no gum bleeding but I still have the bad breath?

Halitosis, bad breath: And is caused from poor dental health, tooth decay. And may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to fix your cavities and determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. Dental cleaning is the first step for the healthy smile. ...Read more

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I have been having bleeding gums and it's almost as if on my bottom gum I have a cut and my gums are peeling. It's in an early stage but any advice??

I have been having bleeding gums and it's almost as if on my bottom gum I have a cut and my gums are peeling. It's in an early stage but any advice??

Periodontist: Please see a local Periodontist who can personally examine you and along with x-rays discuss the extent of your periodontal problems, discuss treatment options and future preventive maintenance. ...Read more

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Why have my gums stopped bleeding? I have had bleeding gums for years when I floss - big time - & when I get them cleaned at the dentist. I don't floss regularly is my problem and that hasn't changed. However I have noticed over the last month they compl

Why have my gums stopped bleeding? I have had bleeding gums for years when I floss - big time - & when I get them cleaned at the dentist. I don't floss regularly is my problem and that hasn't changed. However I have noticed over the last month they compl

Better or worse: The two best possibilities are that your hone care is finally paying off. The other is not so good-your problem has progresses to where the edges of your guns are no longer so inflamed because the problem is now active in the spaces we call pockets between your teeth and gums below the surface. Your dentist has more information. You should ask. ...Read more

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Why have my gums stopped bleeding? I have had bleeding gums for years when I floss - big time - & when I get them cleaned at the dentist. I don't floss regularly is my problem and that hasn't changed. However I have noticed over the last month they compl

Why have my gums stopped bleeding? I have had bleeding gums for years when I floss - big time - & when I get them cleaned at the dentist. I don't floss regularly is my problem and that hasn't changed. However I have noticed over the last month they compl

Deficiency?: If you have your teeth cleaned regularly and floss, you may have a vitamin deficiency. Scurvy is a vitamin deficiency of vitamin c. It is rare in today's world, but the symptoms are bleeding gums. Consult with your dentist about taking one gram of vitamin c daily. ...Read more

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Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

No: If you are causing excessive trauma to your gums then they will bleed. If your gums are bleeding with normal brushing and flossing then you have gingivitis. Get checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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What causes gum bleeding?

Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation. ...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


Dr. John Landi
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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