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What can cause gum bleeding?

What can cause gum bleeding?

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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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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What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

Inflammation: Inflammation is the cause of bleeding gums. What exactly is causing your gums to be inflamed can be determined after a thorough exam with radiographs and a full medical history. Call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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How do you treat bleeding gums?

Dental cleaning : A good cleaning and proper home care w/ brushing and flossing solves most bleeding problems. Rarely, certain hormonal conditions or medical conditions can cause this even w/ good home care.In these cases your m. D. Needs to work in consult w/your dentist. A periodontist is best to treat complex cases. ...Read more

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What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

Gum bleeding: Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment. The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gum bleeding afterbrushing and in the morning? Is listerine of great help? Ido not have stomach pain but fibromyalgia.

What is the best treatment for gum bleeding afterbrushing and in the morning? Is listerine of great help? Ido not have stomach pain but fibromyalgia.

Not good: Bleeding is a sign that things are going south, rapidly. Gums probably infected. See your dentist asap. He/she may want you to see a periodontist, a gum specialist. ...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?

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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What is a cure for bleeding gums?

What is a cure for bleeding gums?

Evaluation needed: You shouldn't try to treat gum bleeding without a a clear diagnosis. It may be gingivitis (and this is not trivial). It could also reflect more systemic bleeding problems. Either way, you need a diagnosis, and probably intervention. If there are no other signs of easy bleeding, start with a good dental evaluation, then if more answers are needed, see a good internist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my gum bleeding?

Get a cleaning: If it's been awhile since you last cleaning then i recommend you go in for one. Bleeding can indicate gingivitis, periodontal disease, or in rare cases something worse. It's best to see a professional for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent bleeding gums?

What to do to prevent bleeding gums?

Visit a 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 causes gum bleeding?

Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause gum bleeding?

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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What should I do about my gum bleeding?

What should I do about my gum bleeding?

Brush & Floss: Bleeding gums are usually a symptom of periodontal disease. The metabolic byproducts of the bacteria that organize on the teeth forming plaque, chemically irritate the supporting structure of the teeth (periodontium). This inflammatory response causes swelling and capillary fragility. Brushing and flossing tear the fragile tissue resulting in bleeding. See your dentist -. ...Read more

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What is good product gum bleeding thoothpaste ?

What is good product gum bleeding thoothpaste ?

Gums bleeding: There is no gum bleeding toothpaste. See a dentist asap for a periodontal evaluation. Bleeding gums is a sign that you may have a periodontal infection. This is only treatable by a professional. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gum bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: Gum bleeding?

Bleeding gums: Spontaneous bleeding or oozing, or bleeding/oozing after brushing, eating, pressure, etc., is indication of Gum Disease, a progressive inflammatory infection. See Dentist or Periodontist (gum specialist) for treatment. Rarely bleeding gums seen in systemic or genetic diseases (hemophilia, leukemia, diabetes, etc.), in which case medical treatment required. ...Read more

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Gum bleeding. Waiting for appt for about a week and a half now?

Gum bleeding. Waiting for appt for about a week and a half now?

Possible Gingivitis : Bleeding gums is mostly caused by plaque or tar accumulation which can be removed by a professional dental cleaning (every 3 to 6 months) and prevented by improving home oral hygiene. Faulty restorations/ fillings/ crowns can irritate the gums. Diet also can play a role. Certain medications and during pregnancy (hormone changes in the body) can also result in bleeding and enlarged gums. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

Inflammation: Inflammation is the cause of bleeding gums. What exactly is causing your gums to be inflamed can be determined after a thorough exam with radiographs and a full medical history. Call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

See a dentist ASAP: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing, 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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Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY .....I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so , when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding shills subside or stop ...Read more

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Is gum bleeding a side effect of taking fruta planta?

Is gum bleeding a side effect of taking fruta planta?

Not likely: Very unlikely. You should see your dentist for help detemining the cause of the gum bleeding. ...Read more

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What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing ?

What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing ?

A few days but....: Don't 'pop' the floss between your teeth and hitting the gums. Gently see-saw the floss between your teeth slowly. Once you get between the teeth gently go under the gumline to remove any plaque. I like to floss after brushing before rinsing to help push the toothpaste chemicals between the teeth. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help sore gums and keep current with your dental exams. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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