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Bruise On Gums
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Toothpick caused caused gum to be bloody red and bruised on other side. When I drink coffee it starts to throb. Will a bruised/blood gum heal?
Do I need to take antibiotics for bleeding gums? I ate some chips and bruised my gums and it started bleeding very much. So I applied pressure by cotton and it stopped in a minute or so. I took tylenol and did listerine gargles. I have no underlying heart di
Antibiotics are for infections. I doubt you got an infection from a small cut like you described.
Unless you become swollen and/or have pus coming out of the wound, I don't think you need to worry. Watch what you eat the next few days to allow the tissue to heal. Read more
I have what look an like a bruise on my gum where I had a tooth pulled four year ago what could this be?
I have developed a bruise on my gum above my top front tooth just to the right of it. There's been no trauma. I can't recall anything I've done today that would have caused it, It just appeared. (?) I use a Sonicare tooth brush. I smoke. I 40 years of ag
How long does it take for a swollen tissue to clear? My 2 yr child had swollen bruised gum in the upper lip after a fall. We went to see the doctor who prescribed an antibiotic, and anti inflammatory. Today the swelling spread up to sinus area.
7-10 days: Usually it takes 7-1days but if progress need reevaluation and treatment by his doctor. Read more
No allergies. Kidney/liver fine. Treated for staph infection. Skin rash, bruised gums. High WBC 16. I feel like my dr. Doesn't care what to do next?
I had a biopsy of the gum tissue, it came bk with traces off bruising please wot causes that 2 happen thankyou?
Biopsy results: The best person to answer this question for you is the dentist who took the biopsy. He\she knows your complete medical and dental history and has personally examined you as well. We can only give you a list of possibilities while your own dentist can either determine the exact cause or give you a pretty good educated guess. Discuss this issue with your dentist. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you hit you face on the ground and your tooth is loose a little and your gum starts bruising?
See dentist: Go see a dentist to get your tooth radiographed (x-rayed). It's normal for a tooth to be loose after facial trauma. Dentist needs to determine if there is a root fracture under the gums. Read more
I bit down on something cold and now my tooth hurts and it look bruised near the top by the gum yesterday I couldnot touch the tooth?
Computer: Your computer can't fix your tooth, your Dentist can. Your tooth may be fractured or it may have a cavity. The gum damage may be associated wth the tooth damage or it may be a coincidental separate problem. Please see your Dentist as soon as possible for an examination and necessary imaging, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have black color looks like bad bruising on both sides of my cheeks and its been there for over a month also sore place in gums?
Black color + pain: Requires examination to determine cause. Please see your Dentist. Discoloration and sore (infected) gums may or may not be related. Read more
I have a dark bruise-like lining on the inside of a molar gum line, I am concerned about this especially because I'm a smoker. What could this be?
My gums got bruised my teeth don't hurt anymore unless touched my gum is badly bruised it's a slight purple what should I do?
My gum at the back of the molar is bruised n it hurts a lot cuz of my top molar landing on the gum. I wear braces as well. How can I treat the pain?
My 11 month old does not have teeth yet. He fell and hit his top gums on a speaker and is now bruised where his front tooth should be. Will he be ok?
Probably: He will probably be OK, but there is really not much that can be done at this stage. There may have been some damage to the unerupted baby tooth, but his secondary teeth have not formed yet. The bruise should heal within a week. If you would feel more comfortable having him seen personally, call a pediatric dentist for an appointment. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The inside of my bottom lip feels like it's bruised. It's way down at the base, under my gums, where my lips essentially connect to my face. No sores.
There are several possibilities, but no diagnosis can be made without a clinical, and visual exam.
See you, dentist for a thorough examination. Read more