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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
I have what look an like a bruise on my gum where I had a tooth pulled four year ago what could this be?
Examination: Let a local dentist examine the area in question. It is highly unlikely that it is related to the extraction. ...Read more
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?
Change doctors.: If your doctor does not care then change doctors or talk to him. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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?
Bruised gums: See your dentist and have your wound evaluated. There may be fractures or damage to the teeth, gums and bone. ...Read more
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?
Sore gum: You need to have the damaged gum treated. May need to adjust or reposition teeth, or reshape the gum tissue. Please see either your Dentist or your specialist Orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
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 more
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
What are some possible reasons that my gums feel itchy and my chin feels bruised after plucking mole hair?
Same sensory nerve: ...Most likely, particularly if the mole is also in the chin area and the gums itchiness is also localized in the same general area. ...Read more
I bite down on my teeth in my sleep and now It feels like they pushed up into my gums, which looks bruised. What should I do?
Clenching: Can be destructive. Please see your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My 10month baby bumped his gums on our cabinet. Front upper gums now is bruised (blackish).his upper front teeth visible but not out. What to do?
Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. Sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).
I was at a concert last night and got hit in the mouth. One of my front tooth feels slightly loose and thier is some bruising around that area of the gum. Will this heal on its own?
Please see dentist: To makes sure that you heal properly and w/complications. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If my wisdom teeth haven't broken through the gums will there be more bruising when they are removed then normal? (They are also impacted)
ImpactedWisdom teeth: Are third molars at the back of the mouth that fail to fully pass through the gums. Many dentists recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth to prevent future problems. The procedure is usually done in the dentist's office, but majority cases may require an oral surgeon, who are trained four years longer than a general dentist. Any surgery is not completely risk-free. Good luck. ...Read more
Unexplained bruises, normal bloodwork. I am getting terrible bruising overnight along with bleeding gums, tiredness and body pain.?
Get blood retested: What you are describing is not normal. You could be deficient in vitamin k which is essential for blood clotting. Please see your doctor for a full workup to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
First molar extraction over 48 hours, intense pain, swelling bruising gums white, blue, grey around second molar and extraction site- intense pain?
See your Dentist:
See the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted the tooth for a thorough evaluation.
Without seeing the problem, it is hard to determine if you are have normal or unusual symptoms.
Depending on the severity of the problem, post-operative sensitivity or pain are normal events. Bruising to the adjacent area may also occur. ...Read more
My bottom front tooth has a swollen gum, and I can feel the soreness like a bruise down my chin. What are some causes? I keep up with my oral hygiene.
I've had bruising on my thighs I can't explain I also had a bleed on my gums I have pain in my hip and have also just had a bruise & swelling on wrist.
My 6 yr. Old daughter had an injury to her upper middle gum were she also lost a tooth, now she is drooling and can't swallow anything, should I be more than worried? Can it be more than just a bruise
This is serious: These symptoms are serious. What was the nature of the trauma? . She needs to bee seen asap, preferably at a hospital that has a dental department. ...Read more
Have a little girl 6 years old starting to show bruising around her mouth and starting to get in her gums?
Time for new teeth: It is probably normal eruption of the first permanent molars, or the central incisors, both of which erupt about age 6. ...Read more