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Dr. Ira Katz
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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


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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

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How to stop a bleeding gum?

How to stop a bleeding gum?

Visit a dentist: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth 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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What can cause gum bleeding?

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 to get my gums to stop bleeding?

How to get my gums to stop bleeding?

Gum disease: 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. Bleeding may be a sign of a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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What should I do about my gum bleeding?

What should I do about my gum bleeding?

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

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What can I do to stop my gums bleeding?

Determine Cause: You may have gum disease. Can't tell over the internet. Are you on anticoagulants? Those meds may also be a contributing factor. Your best bet is to have a local dentist examine you. With radiographs, s/he can advise you what the problem is and how to treat it. Failure to treat gum disease usually results in loss of the teeth. ...Read more

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Easy bleeding of the gum. Do I need cleaning?

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Easy bleeding of the gum. Do I need cleaning?

Gums: Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush. Make sure remove as much plaque that frequently builds up behind and in between teeth. Consider that you may have developed gingivitis, and may need anti-microbial rx. Another possibility is vit c deficiency or vit e def, although these are rare. ...Read more

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Baby gums cut, bleeding little, piece hanging?

Baby gums cut, bleeding little, piece hanging?

Don't worry: No treatment needed - it will resolve on its own. If concerned see your pediatrician or a pediatric dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whats it mean your gums are white in bleeding ?

Bleeding gums: Any bleeding from your gums is not normal, and indicates an infection. This may be periodontal (gum) disease, or some other type of infection. This should be checked by your dentist. If there is a white patch that is bleeding, it should probably be biopsied. ...Read more

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What is good product gum bleeding thoothpaste ?

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

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What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding?

Determine cause: There are many causes that contribute to your symptoms. Your gums are inflamed. Why? Hard to tell over the internet. Make an appointment with a local dentist to be evaluated. You may have periodontal problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much?

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much?

Keep them clean!: 1: floss your teeth every day at bedtime--more often wont hurt. 2: brush your teeth after every meal. 3: listerine helps kill germs in plaque. 4: don't smoke. 5: see your dentist for regular professional hygiene care and check-ups and to identify early stages of gum disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to keep my gums from bleeding?

Is it possible for me to keep my gums from bleeding?

Don't give up!: 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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How worried should I be about bleeding along my gums?

How worried should I be about bleeding along my gums?

Check it out: You should be worried enough that you check it out. Most likely, it is some form of local disease, i.e., gingivitis. But this is not trivial. It could 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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Could it be healthy for my gums to still be bleeding?

NO: Healthy gums do not bleed. If you are keeping the teeth exceptionally clean and there is still bleeding, there maybe an underlying cause that contributes to the bleeding. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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What makes my gums start bleeding literally overnight?

Gingivitis, Periodon: It may be a problem that has existed, but went unnoticed. See a dentist for an evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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How do you stop your gums from bleeding if you get hit?

How do you stop your gums from bleeding if you get hit?

Should stop or ....: The bleeding should stop within a few minutes on its own. If not you should see a dentist. Even if it stops then, your teeth, gums and mouth should be evaluated by a dentist as there ate many things that could be broken or damaged that you might not be aware of. ...Read more

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