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Bleeding Gums After Pregnancy
During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?
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
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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