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Could it be something bad if I have bleeding gums?

Could it be something bad if I have bleeding gums?

Could be: Could be. However, the most common cause of gum bleeding is inflammation of the gum itself- i.e. Gingivitis. Other conditions that decrease platelet level or affect clotting system also can give you bleeding in the gum. Oral hygiene is important. See your dentist for dental/gum cleaning. However, if bleeding is excessive , you will need to see your primary doctor or perhaps a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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I noticed bleeding gums when flossing, is this bad?

I noticed bleeding gums when flossing, is this bad?

Not good: Bleeding=inflammation. Question is, why? Incorrect flossing/brushing? Cavities? Calculus deposits? Cavities near gumline? Periodontal disease? As you can see, there are a number of possibilities, and that's why you need to be examined by a local dentist. ...Read more

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What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

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 can you rid chronic bad breath and bleeding gums?

How can you rid chronic bad breath and bleeding gums?

Drink water & floss: Most if the time, bad breath occurs from dehydration. So do your best to drink a least 8 glasses if water everyday. Good oral hygiene is also critical, including brushing and flossing. Also, see your dentist for regular check ups and cleanings. ...Read more

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What can I do to address bad breath, bleeding gums, and sensitive gums?

Dental cleaning: Everything you described are caused by the bacteria that cause gum disease. It is time to make that trip to the dentist and get checkup and through cleaning...Laser treatments are also very effective. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath since 4 years.I had a gum bleeding 3 months ago & had treatments.But i still do have the bad breath without any gum bleeding?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath since 4 years.I had a gum bleeding 2 months ago & had treatments.Now there's no gum bleeding but i still have the bad breath?

Halitosis,bad breath: and is caused from poor dental health, tooth decay.and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to fix your cavities and determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. Dental cleaning is the first step for the healthy smile. ...Read more

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Bleeding gums and bad breath other than bad oral hygiene can be a sign of what? And what can you do to cure/relieve such symptoms?

Sinus, stomach, preg: Bleeding gums can occur along with swelling if there are hormonal changes as in pregnancy or possibly birth controll medication or just hormonal therapy. Bad breath usually if not a dental hygiene problem is due to digestive system problems, or sinus problems. See your dentist and you can work together to solve the problem. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from bad breath and gum bleeding. I see blood while brushing or eating a banana. How do I stop this?

I'm suffering from bad breath and gum bleeding. I see blood while brushing or eating a banana. How do I stop this?

See your dentist: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing and bad breath, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, ...Read more

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What to do if I have red bleeding gums,bad breath,blood in spit what is it?

What to do if I have red bleeding gums,bad breath,blood in spit what is it?

Find a DDS: Although there are possible medical reasons, it would be important to be sure you are following a home care regimen that includes proper brushing and flossing. You should seek the help of a dentist so that any hardened plaque (called calculus) can be removed. The calculus will continue to irritate your gum tissue and can only be removed professionally by a dentist or hygienist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Bleeding Gums (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...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