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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


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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

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: 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.

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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 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.

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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

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

Bruise: All sorts of lesions can appear in the mouth, from a temporary burn from extremely hot food, to gum damage form an abscess (infection), to oral cancer caused by smoking, to hundreds of other problems. Please call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an evaluation.

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What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

Infection: Anything that looks like a bruise on the gum is probably an underlying abscess. Please see your dentist.

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I had a biopsy of the gum tissue, it came bk with traces off bruising please wot causes that 2 happen thankyou?

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.

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Please tell me, could a root canal cause bruising of the gums?

Please tell me, could a root canal cause bruising of the gums?

Absolutely: Root canals are done with a dental dam in place. The dam is kept in place by a sharp clamp that sometimes digs into the gums. This is not unusual. Additionally, the anesthetic used for a root canal can sometimes cause a severe bruise at the injection site.

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What happens if you hit you face on the ground and your tooth is loose a little and your gum starts bruising?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

See dentist: Check with your dentist. If may be as simple as having a professional cleaning to remove any calculus or stain. If warranted, the dentist may do an oral cancer screen and if anything is suspect, refer you to an oral surgeon or ENT for further evaluation.

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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 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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

Feels Bruised: There are several possibilities, but no diagnosis can be made without a clinical, and visual exam. See you, dentist for a thorough examination.

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What are some possible reasons that my gums feel itchy and my chin feels bruised after plucking mole hair?

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.

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