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New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?

New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?

All of the above: While periodontal or gum disease is the main cause of gum recession, aggressive tooth brushing can contribute. As I understand it, gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease, but the more severe periodontitis is a serious gum infection damaging the soft tissue & destroying the bone that supports your teeth. Receding gums are symptoms of both. Follow your dentist's guidelines for prevention. ...Read more

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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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Can even a little gum bleeding during flossing indicate gum disease?

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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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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

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No gum disease but gums bled frequently w/o brushing. Given Clindamycin for strept throat and bleeding stopped. Why?

No gum disease but gums bled frequently w/o brushing. Given Clindamycin for strept throat and bleeding stopped. Why?

Gingivitis: 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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Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

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Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Treat bleeding first: Gingival inflammation must be eliminated and the cause removed prior to any graft perform to ensure the success of the graft. Cleaning, antibiotic, and follow up to treat the bleeding. Remove the cause of gum recession (always brush with soft toothbrush, never hard toothbrush). Treat occlusion. After all these therapy, graft the gum if in the esthetic zone. ...Read more

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is baby nasal bleeding serious?

Is baby nasal bleeding serious?

Not usually: Nose bleeds in babies may be from using the bulb syringe to suction the nose too vigorously. It can irritate the membranes and cause bleeding. Babies or infants can pick their nose and create the same problem. ...Read more

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Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read more

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How often can bleeding gums mean leukemia?

How often can bleeding gums mean leukemia?

While this can: Be seen commonly in acute leukemia, and seeing large numbers of leukemia patients in my practice, i would find it common, my guess is that patients presenting to primary care docs or a dentist with bleeding gums rarely turn out to have leukemia. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Bleeding gums: Some oozing of blood may occur the first day after wisdom tooth extraction and is very common. Don't rinse your mouth, place a gauze on your bleeding gum and bite on it for around 10-15 minutes. It should stop the bleeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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Is it common for gums to bleed while flossing?

Is it common for gums to bleed while flossing?

No: For people that floss daily and have healthy gums, it should not bleed while flossing. However few people do have bleeding even if they are flossing daily. ...Read more

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Bleeding gums due to cirrhosis, would they bleed a lot and persistently? Or could cirrhosis cause very light gum bleeds with small traces in spit?

Bleeding gums due to cirrhosis, would they bleed a lot and persistently? Or could cirrhosis cause very light gum bleeds with small traces in spit?

Low platelets : Cirrhosis of deliver is usually associated with decreased platelet counts. This decrease can lead to bleeding both on a small scale and a larger scale. So the answer to your question is yes. Cirrhosis of the liver could cause either. ...Read more

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Do cleft palate persons (repaired) have more teeth and gums problems as adults?

Do cleft palate persons (repaired) have more teeth and gums problems as adults?

Depends on Cp/ defn: The CP defect ranges from unrecognized(submucous cleft smc) to one that extends forward to & thru the gumline with variable width.Atypical spacing and eruption patterns are more likely with the wider clefts while smc has no effect on dentition at all.The team staging the early repair will do so with thease issues in mind, but orthodontic work may be quite involved.Hygene may require greater effort. ...Read more

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Brushing gums cause little cuts?

Brushing gums cause little cuts?

See your dentist: Getting cuts when brushing is not normal. See your dentist for a full eval and brushing review...Be certain to bring a list of any current medication you are taking so he/she may eval for possible interactions. Meanwhile, use a new very soft brush and brush with your non dominant hand...This may help relieve the pressure you're applying. Don't use any type of abrasive toothpaste. ...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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Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Professional cleanin: Brush twice/day, floss or water pik on a daily basis and have your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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