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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more