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I Started Getting Really Painful Gums During Brushing And Bleeding Gums
Gingivitis, perio: Sounds like gingivitis or a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. A thorough exam by your dentist can determine the source of your bleeding gums. The dentist and hygienist can treat this condition or refer you to a periodontist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a periodontist: If you have bleeding gums it is a sign of a problem. It could be an infection in the gums or the sign of a systemic problem start with the periodontist first. ...Read more
A friend was exposed to hep c on the job (nurse), and i accidentally drank out of her cup today after brushing my teeth really hard in the am, with bleeding gums. Am i at risk? Should i be tested?
Bleeding gums while brushing? What if we never brush.. Primitive humans never did. What happens though?
Tooth loss: Consider this: primitive humans had a very short life span, they ate what they could, but it was a diet that was basically raw, coarse and very gritty and had almost no simple sugars. Tooth loss for them was due more to wear or attrition than caries. We moderns eat a softer, refined and full of simple sugar diet. If we do not brush/floss well we will not retain teeth for our span (70+) years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: Evan mildly bleeding gums with brushing can indicate a disease call periodontitis, which left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It may be other things as well, but gum disease is by far the most common. I would recommend seeing a dentist as it will probably get worse until you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brush, brush, brush: Brushing bleeding gums will establish the drainage and improve the color of the gum and alleviate or stop the bleeding. However, bleeding is only a sign of inflammation. You must treat the cause, i.E, food impaction, malocclusion, dental or periodontal abscess, gingivitis/periodontitis. Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?
Brush, brush, brush: If you are using a soft brishle brush, there should be no problem brushing on bleeding gum since it wll not traumatized the gum and will help to stop the bleeding with good oral hygiene effort. ...Read more
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