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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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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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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?

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: Good day; Bruxing is usually symptomatic of stress. Consider a dental visit ASAP. Rarely are the gums effected; however, you need to have symptoms evaluated. A frequent approach is an occlusal guard worn at stressful times throughout the day. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pedodontist: Take your child to see a Pedodontist, a pediatric dental specialist, for evaluation. Could be anything from the equivalent of a blood blister to serious gum/bone/tooth damage. Let an expert take a look, take x-rays if necessary, and advise you. ...Read more

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41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

Iron Defici. Anemia: The symptoms you describe are typical of those associated with iron deficiency anemia. Uterine fibroids and heavy flow menses may lead to blood loss and iron depletion. The beet kvass would not do harm but it will not correct the problem. You need to visit your ob-gyn for a consultation and treatment. In the meantime eat food rich in iron such as beef, beans, lentils, dark leafy greens, artichokes. ...Read more

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Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Headache, joint aches, fever - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. Good luck. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

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