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Bleeding Gums At Night
My legs are covered in bruises and my shins hurt. I've had problems with nause, bleeding gums, and night sweats.
Have a medical check: You should go see your doctor and have them check you and run some simple tests like a CBC and platelet count. I hope you do not have low platelet count. This would be my first thought. But many blood disorders can cause bruising especially if the platelets counts are low due to lack of production in the bone marrow or increased consumption like in itp. ...Read more
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
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
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria 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
The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY ..... I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so, when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding should subside or stop ...Read more
Poor oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene effort (brushing and flossing) along with frequent occurence of food impaction areas(stainless steel crown margin, diastema and/or crowding) causing localized gingival inflammation. Most of these food impactions will result in cavities development and gingivitis but rarely lead to bone loss or periodontitis except in the case of ljp of which neutrophil function defect is found. ...Read more
Could be: Could be. However, the most common cause of gum bleeding is inflammation of the gum itself- i.e. Gingivitis. Other conditions that decrease platelet level or affect clotting system also can give you bleeding in the gum. Oral hygiene is important. See your dentist for dental/gum cleaning. However, if bleeding is excessive, you will need to see your primary doctor or perhaps a hematologist. ...Read more
Not likely: Very unlikely. You should see your dentist for help detemining the cause of the gum bleeding. ...Read more
A few days but....: Don't 'pop' the floss between your teeth and hitting the gums. Gently see-saw the floss between your teeth slowly. Once you get between the teeth gently go under the gumline to remove any plaque. I like to floss after brushing before rinsing to help push the toothpaste chemicals between the teeth. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help sore gums and keep current with your dental exams. ...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
Cleaning ; hand work: Gum bleeding ; swelling are the result of dental plaque (bacteria) not being removed from the teeth/gums. First you need a professional teeth cleaning to remove tartar (calculus) which is sharp/irritating to the gums. Next comes dedicated work by you at home. This is done by proper brushing, flossing, and use of anti-bacterial mouth rinses. Your gums will bleed at first but will stop in few days. ...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
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
Brush & Floss: Bleeding gums are usually a symptom of periodontal disease. The metabolic byproducts of the bacteria that organize on the teeth forming plaque, chemically irritate the supporting structure of the teeth (periodontium). This inflammatory response causes swelling and capillary fragility. Brushing and flossing tear the fragile tissue resulting in bleeding. See your dentist -. ...Read more
Gums bleeding: There is no gum bleeding toothpaste. See a dentist asap for a periodontal evaluation. Bleeding gums is a sign that you may have a periodontal infection. This is only treatable by a professional. ...Read more
Bleeding gums: Spontaneous bleeding or oozing, or bleeding/oozing after brushing, eating, pressure, etc., is indication of Gum Disease, a progressive inflammatory infection. See Dentist or Periodontist (gum specialist) for treatment. Rarely bleeding gums seen in systemic or genetic diseases (hemophilia, leukemia, diabetes, etc.), in which case medical treatment required. ...Read more
Possible Gingivitis : Bleeding gums is mostly caused by plaque or tar accumulation which can be removed by a professional dental cleaning (every 3 to 6 months) and prevented by improving home oral hygiene. Faulty restorations/ fillings/ crowns can irritate the gums. Diet also can play a role. Certain medications and during pregnancy (hormone changes in the body) can also result in bleeding and enlarged gums. ...Read more
What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy?
Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding without 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 your dentist or periodontist. Gum bleeding is a problem that needs professional care. Good prophylaxis, with proper homecare is essential. There can also be systemic reasons for gum bleeding.
For these reasons, see a professional.
Certain conditions may necessitate an antibiotic also, but only a professional can determine this. ...Read more