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I was brushing my teeth this morning not ruff at all but my gums won't stop bleeding please help because my husband loves to kiss HIV risk please help?

I was brushing my teeth this morning not ruff at all but my gums won't stop bleeding please help because my husband loves to kiss HIV risk please help?

See Dentist: Bleeding gum is a sign of periodontal disease and you should see a dentist. Blood does not cause HIV. If you do not have the HIV virus, no amount of bleeding will put your husband at risk of HIV. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Why won't my gum stop bleeding and hurting all the time?

Why won't my gum stop bleeding and hurting all the time?

Bacterial infection: Gum disease is a bacterial infection. Bacteria are so small you can fit 1 million on the head of a pin and they can reproduce every 20 minutes. So they are almost impossible to reach and remove. Check with you dentist or check out perio protect on the internet as it has been shown to be better than other conventional means. J clin dent 2012;23:48–56, . ...Read more

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How to stop a bleeding gum?

How to stop a bleeding gum?

Visit a dentist: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How to get my gums to stop bleeding?

How to get my gums to stop bleeding?

Gum disease: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. Bleeding may be a sign of a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my gums bleeding?

What can I do to stop my gums bleeding?

Determine Cause: You may have gum disease. Can't tell over the internet. Are you on anticoagulants? Those meds may also be a contributing factor. Your best bet is to have a local dentist examine you. With radiographs, s/he can advise you what the problem is and how to treat it. Failure to treat gum disease usually results in loss of the teeth. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding?

What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding?

Determine cause: There are many causes that contribute to your symptoms. Your gums are inflamed. Why? Hard to tell over the internet. Make an appointment with a local dentist to be evaluated. You may have periodontal problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much?

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much?

Keep them clean!: 1: floss your teeth every day at bedtime--more often won't hurt. 2: brush your teeth after every meal. 3: listerine helps kill germs in plaque. 4: don't smoke. 5: see your dentist for regular professional hygiene care and check-ups and to identify early stages of gum disease. ...Read more

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How do you stop your gums from bleeding if you get hit?

How do you stop your gums from bleeding if you get hit?

Should stop or. ...: The bleeding should stop within a few minutes on its own. If not you should see a dentist. Even if it stops then, your teeth, gums and mouth should be evaluated by a dentist as there ate many things that could be broken or damaged that you might not be aware of. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my gums to stop bleeding?

Can you suggest a means to get my gums to stop bleeding?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding in my gum for sometime now. What should I do to stop it?

I've been bleeding in my gum for sometime now. What should I do to stop it?

Plaque the problem: Usually bleeding gums are from an accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and around/below the gumline. Plaque is composed of bacteria that normally live in the mouth. These bacteria grow on the surfaces of the teeth and form a film called plaque. The film needs to be disrupted every 12 hrs by brushing/flossing. See a dentist, have a good cleaning and your gums will likely recover fine. G/l! ...Read more

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What are techniques to make my gum stop bleeding?

Proper Cleaning: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush.
2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together.
3) move the brush in circles.
4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side.
5) initially the gum may bleed because you are cleaning out an open sore, however this bleeding will stop and the tissue will now begin to heal.
6) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take for my gum to stop bleeding?

I'm wondering how long does it take for my gum to stop bleeding?

Bleeding gums: Gums bleed due to irritation and infection. Brush your teeth after each meal and before bed. Have a Dental Examination and get your teeth cleaned by a Dental Hygienist. They will help with your home care. Gums heal quickly when they are attended to daily. ...Read more

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Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: Bleeding from gums is commonly related to inflammation of gums though it can also be due to bleeding disorder or vitamin C deficiency too. Try saline rinse, take Vit C tablet and if still not improving see dentist. ...Read more

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Would flossing make my gums stop bleeding?

Would flossing make my gums stop bleeding?

Not necessarily: If your gums are bleeding, it's because they are inflamed. The cause of the inflammation, bacteria, needs to be removed. If the bacteria are present in attached calculus, inside cavities, or in periodontal pockets, flossing will not help. Since your gums are bleeding, see a local dentist to find out why. It just might save you from wearing removable teeth. ...Read more

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How can I stop my sensitive gums from bleeding?

How can I stop my sensitive gums from bleeding?

See a dentist.: If your gums are bleeding, you are most likely dealing with a form of gum disease. You need to see a dentist to bring this under control or you risk tooth loss and also you are at greater risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers and other very serious problems! ...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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Is it a good thing if your gums stop bleeding after flossing daily?

Is it a good thing if your gums stop bleeding after flossing daily?

Yes: Once your gums begin to get healthier and firm up more, the tissue will bleed less. Keep on keeping on! ...Read more

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I have had a swollen gum and it suddenly started bleeding. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

See a dentist: It sounds as if you have periodontal disease. Are your teeth in good shape? Do you floss? See a dentist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a solution to stop bleeding gums?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a solution to stop bleeding gums?

Visit a dentist: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How long after beginning to floss should gums stop bleeding and periodontal pockets reduce?

How long after beginning to floss should gums stop bleeding and periodontal pockets reduce?

Flossing pockets: If you have active periodontal disease, with pockets more than 4 mm, you need to have them treated. In that case, brushing and flossing will help, but will not eliminate the infection.
Thorough and correct brushing and flossing will maintain a healthy mouth but will not eliminate an active infection. ...Read more

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How do I stop my gums from bleeding? I can't go to the dentist tell monday, and its only thursday help

How do I stop my gums from bleeding? I can't go to the dentist tell monday, and its only thursday help

Brush often: Most of the time the gums bleed due to a condition known as gingivitis, caused by local irritants that are lodged between the teeth and the gums. If there is no other medical problems. Brush with peroxide and baking soda; use judiciously. ...Read more

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How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

See your dentist: Swollen, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. That is sufficient reason for you to make an appointment to see your dentist, undergo a complete evaluation and get a diagnosis. Than you can set about to solve your bleeding and swollen gum problem! Don't delay, your teeth and health hang in the balance! ...Read more

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Why is the gum around my molar bleeding when I brush it and what can I do to stop this?

Why is the gum around my molar bleeding when I brush it and what can I do to stop this?

Many causes: Most common reason is because it is inflammed (gingivitis) due to plague and bacteria. In addition to brushing you need to floss as well. Use oral antiseptics as adjunct. Talk to your dentist. They may recommend waterjet. Also, make sure you are using a soft bristle tooth brush so you are not traumatizing the gum. ...Read more

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I have low platelet counts and bleeding in gums is evident, what can I take to slow this down or even stop the bleeding?

I have low platelet counts and bleeding in gums is evident, what can I take to slow this down or even stop the bleeding?

Visit in order: The only thing I can come up with is a call and visit to your physician. Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) may be due to many causes, but if you have gum or gingival bleeding you need to see your MD and your dentist. In that order. ...Read more

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My gums are bleeding excessively with even the slightest gum sucking, floss or brushing, What do I do to stop the bleeding?

Dental Evaluation: If your gums are bleeding virtually spontaneously, then they need immediate care. At a minimum you have gingivitis, but most probably periodontitis. Lack of treatment can result in the loss of your teeth. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding when I dental floss?

What can be done to stop my gums from bleeding when I dental floss?

Find cause: If you have tartar below your gums you will get bleeding when you floss
if you are snapping the floss between your teeth improperly that can also cause bleeding. See a periodontist to evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop my gums from bleeding when I dental floss?

Can you tell me how I could stop my gums from bleeding when I dental floss?

Normally not: Healthy gum tissue should not bleed when flossing. From time to time, you may irritate the tissue or have some localized areas that need attention, but if you have generalized bleeding, see your dentist. Bleeding can also be increased with meds, taking too much aspirin, ill-fitting fillings and crowns, etc. ...Read more

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My gums bleed because my dentist said I am brushing too hard, how can I stop the bleeding?

My gums bleed because my dentist said I am brushing too hard, how can I stop the bleeding?

Stop brushing hard: If your dentist has examined you and has given you a clean bill of health (meaning your teeth are clean and there is no calculus present), then the bleeding is most likely from traumatic brushing. Brushing gently and flossing will keep them clean and healthy without irritating them. ...Read more

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